December 21, 2010

Feats of Strength Montreal Holiday Compilation 2010

Posted in mumbling at 11:03 am by rgsc

With only a few short days until Christmas, you probably would rather have a hole in the head than hear “Jingle Bell Rock” one more time. Never fear, Michael Wray (of Mixylodian) has put together another awesome compilation of non-traditional holiday tunes from (mostly) Montreal musicians.

If you were lucky, you caught last year’s “Feats of Strength” mix, which features great songs by favourite Montreal acts including Adam & the Amethysts, Jessie Stein (The Luyas) & Mixylodian, and others. This year’s installment continues the tradition of presenting holiday-themed tunes from refreshing and unexpected angles.

There is something for everyone in this compilation. From the very lovely (Abigail Lapell’s Driedle Song), to the naughty (the sleigh bells and steel drum – rocking Inapropriate Christmas Song by Mixylodian & Santa Suit Tattoo (XMAS 4 EVA) by Amber & Erin [of Nightwood]), to the superfun (Hamilton Trading Co.‘s Long Johns & the songs by The Sunnies [dl the whole album for their bonus track]), the wonderfully weird (Parlovr‘s two songs), and the topical (Wikileaks Winter by Banana Lazuli), with much more.

There is no reason why you shouldn’t get this holiday album – it is chock-full of great tunes for the festive season, it may very well will introduce you to a bunch of great new bands and it is FREE. Thanks Montreal!

Download the full compilation here.

Say thx to Wray & treat yourself by buying “Wild in Church”.

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