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The Killers’ annual Christmas song has arrived, “Dirt Sledding”

1 Dec

Vegas’ own, The Killers, are back with the 10th installment of their annual Christmas tune with the 2015 addition, “Dirt Sledding.” More words can be found HERE via Rolling Stone.

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New Music: Leon Bridges – “So Long”

20 Nov

New music Friday and how about this gem, a new track from Leon Bridges, “So Long.” The track is part of the motion picture soundtrack for Concussion which is due out Christmas day.

 

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Cults on Yo Gabba Gabba! (Video)

16 Dec

Love this!  Thanks to Pitchfork.com for the heads up on Cults appearing on the Yo Gabba Gabba! “A Very Awesome Christmas” which airs December 18.  The duo perform a song called “Hot Chocolate” which you can watch below.

The Cults on Yo Gabba Gabba! from stereogum on Vimeo.

 

Can never get enough Cults, hands down one of the highlights of my 2011 in music.

 

New Music Tuesday – Holiday Edition

13 Dec

Well this is more of an uneventful New Music Tuesday (The soundtrack to We Bought A Zoo by Jonsi and Keller Williams’ Bass are the two standouts) but if you are looking for something to relatively new to swoop up for the holidays and stocking stuffers, here are some recent albums you may want to consider:

Since it’s the holidays, Michael Buble – Christmas which came out earlier this fall, is of course #1 on the Billboard 200

The Roots last week released undun

The Black Keys dropped the smashing El Camino

Amy Winehouse disc Lioness: Hidden Treasures

Also The Rolling Stones reissue of Some Girls and Adele Live at Royal Albert Hall are two winners

And next week, Common releases the highly anticipated The Dreamer, The Believer

New Music: The Killers – “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball”

30 Nov

For the sixth consecutive year, The Killers, have recorded a holiday tune with this year’s titled “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.”  All profits from the sale of the Christmas Single go to Product(RED) to help fight AIDS in Africa.

LYRICS:

Way out in Old Nevada, where the Truckee’s waters flow,
Where the cattle are “a-browzin’,” an’ the Spanish ponies grow;
Where the Northers “come a-whistlin'” from beyond the Neutral Strip;
And the prairie dogs are sneezin’, as if they had “The Grip”;
Where the cayotes come a-howlin’ ’round the ranches after dark,
And the bluebirds are a-singin’ to the lovely “meadow lark”;
Where the bighorns are a-grazin’ and the lonely plovers call—
It was there that I attended “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.”
(whoo!)

The boys had left the ranches and come to town in piles;
The ladies—”kinda scatterin'”—had gathered in for miles..
The room was togged out gorgeous-with mistletoe and shawls,
And candles flickered frescoes, around the airy walls.
The women folk looked lovely-the boys looked kinda treed,
Till the leader got to yellin’: “Hey! fellers, let’s stampede,”
And the music started sighin’, an’ awailin’ through the hall
As a kind of introduction to “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.”

Their leader was a feller that came from Swenson’s ranch,
They called him “Windy Billy,” from “little Deadman’s Branch.”
His rig was “kinda careless,” big spurs and high-heeled boots;
He had the reputation that come when “a fellers shoots.”
His voice was like a bugle upon a mountainous height;
His feet were animated an’ a mighty, movin’ sight,
When he commenced to hollerin’, “Now, fellers stake your pen!
“Lock horns with all them heifers, an’ russle ’em like men.
“Saloot yer lovely critters; now swing an’ let ’em go,
“Climb the grape vine ’round ’em—all hands do-ce-do!
“You Mavericks, join the round-up- Just skip her waterfall,”
Huh! It was gettin’ happy, The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball

Don’t tell me ’bout cotillions, or germans. No sire’ee!
That whirl at Carson City just takes the cake with me.
I’m sick of lazy shufflin’s, of them I’ve had my fill,
Just Give me a frontier break-down, backed up by Wild Ol’ Bill.

McAllister ain’t nowhere, when Windy leads the show,
I’ve seen ’em both in harness, and so I sorta know—
Oh, Bill, I sha’n’t forget ya, and I’ll oftentimes recall,
That lively gaited sworray—”The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.”

Oh, Bill, I sha’n’t forget ya, and I’ll oftentimes recall,
That lively gaited sworray—”The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.”

New Music – Jack Johnson – “In The Morning” off This Warm December – Brushfire Records

7 Nov

This Warm December, the latest holiday album installation courtesy of Brushfire Records will be released in just over a week but click HERE to get a listen to Jack Johnson’s new track “In The Morning.” As for the rest of the album, should be quite the holiday soundtrack featuring original scores from Zach Gill, G. Love, Neil Halstead, Money Mark, Matt Costa, Paula Fuga, ALO and of course, Jack Johnson.

01. Zach Gill – “Party Hard” *
02. Rogue Wave ­- “Jingle Bell Rock”
03. G. Love – “Christmas Blues” *
04. Jack Johnson – “In The Morning” *
05. Bahamas – “Christmas Must Be Tonight”
06. Neil Halstead – “Home For The Season” *
07. Zee Avi – “Frosty The Snowman”
08. ALO – “Let It Ride” *
09. Money Mark – “Make Time” *
10. Paula Fuga – “Winter Swell Blues” *
11. G. Love – “Christmas Cookies” *
12. Matt Costa – “I Bet On Flying High” *
13. Jack Johnson – “Angel (Holiday)” *
*Original song