Everybody Needs a Holiday

I need to take a break from this list making business. What better way to do that than with some mulled wine.  Since you can’t download spirits, how about some holiday music? Matinée records down in Southtown (ie. Santa Barbara) have gotten into the festivities. After decorating their coastal live oaks, and hanging their wet suits out to dry they’ve put together a five song holiday ep containing original Christmas songs by the likes of Math and Physics Club, Northern Portrait, Champagne Riot, Bubblegum Lemonade and Strawberry Whiplash.  New traditions are always a good thing, so why not try out these brand new holiday songs?

mp3: Strawberry Whiplash – Santa Needs a Holiday (from The Matinée Holiday Soirée CD)

If the eggnog isn’t doing it for you and one mp3 isn’t enough to help you shed the holiday blues, then here are a few extra holiday songs of the cover variety to help you through. Math & Physics Club have offered up their version of Marshmallow World.  Up here in Seattle, it hardly ever snows so we have to invent ways of making it a white Christmas by OD’ing on sugar.

mp3: Math & Physics Club – A Marshmallow World

Moving a little ways down the coast to Oxnard, Catwalk are busy getting ready for the holidays with their best Alvin and the Chipmunks impersonation.  Wonder if there’s a way to play and mp3 at 45 rpm to really make it sound like the Chipmunks?

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