Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ladybug Transistor - Christmas Extravaganza, of Montreal - My Favorite Christmas (In a Hundred Words or Less)

An Elephant Sixmas! Wow. First there's Ladybug Transistor's "Christmas Extravaganza," which sounds like listening to an amazing holiday party. I picture a group of good friends who can't decide what carol to sing, so instead they sing a handful of them, meshing them together to form a single song. It really is a Christmas extravaganza. The song originally comes from the long out of print Kindercore records compilation Christmas Two.

Ladybug Transistor - Christmas Extravaganza
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The next song is also from an out of print Kindercore compilation, Christmas in Stereo. The album has in interesting concept: gathering bands from the label together and giving each of them 2 weeks to write and record a Christmas song. Here's of Montreal's offering, a memoir of the perfect Christmas.

of Montreal - My Favorite Christmas (In a Hundred Words or Less)
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"Do you remember that one Christmas
When we didn't think we'd be together?
We were almost separated by the weather
But I ran through the snow
Right up to your window and smiled
Because I was so absolutely happy to be with you

All our relatives were too afraid
To drive through the snow
We got to spend the day alone
I swear it was the most beautiful day I know

We sat by the fire and opened the presents
That we'd gotten for each other
Then after you telephoned your mother
We cuddled on the couch
Drank cocoa by the tree
And you smiled
Because you were so absolutely happy to be with me

The day went by so fast
And as night approached we laughed at our luck
The snow had let up
After the roads were cleared
All our relatives suddenly appeared
So we blew out the candles and replaced
Frank Sinatra with Phil Spector's Christmas record
Our grandparents filed in all plaid and checkered
With their arms filled with gifts
And delicious desserts and we smiled
Because we were so absolutely happy
So very, very happy to be together"

The Ladybug Transistor official website

of Montreal official website


Flame said...

yeh "Christmas Extravaganza," fantastic! good choices here!

Googe said...

nice collection of Xmas songs indie erections (and very, ummm, compelling name - hehe)

i have my own series of christmas playlists on my blog with the goal of building the most extensive collection of indie, alternative, rock, pop, lo-fi and techno Christmas songs on the Net.

as part of the project, i will be attributing certain finds to the blog songs were found on - like some of yours. Also, if you are interested we can trade links. i get about 10K visitors a month.


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