Published Oct 28, 2011Halloween hasn't even happened yet, but the Christmas holiday season is already in full swing. If you've been paying attention, Justin Bieber, Scott Weiland and Michael Buble all have new yuletide discs this Christmas. But if their ring ting tingling is too mainstream for your tastes, let it be known that indie imprint Carpark has something a little more in line with your ethos.
As a small thank-you to its fans and supporters, the label has announced a new, free roster-highlighting compilation that includes both seasonal favourites and non-festive offerings. Dan Deacon and Class Actress offer twists on classics "Silver Bells" and "Silent Night," respectively, while Cloud Nothings deliver a ditty called "Chew, Chew the Christmas Grapes." Also appearing on the set are Toro Y Moi and Memory Tapes, among others.
The collection is set to be delivered to record stores December 6 and won't be made available digitally. That said, you can download Class Actress's "Silent Night" here courtesy of Pitchfork.
Free Music - A Carpark Record:
1. Cloud Nothings " Chew, Chew the Christmas Grapes"
2. Signer "Languid Too 25-08″
3. Toro Y Moi "Promise Brings"
4. Young Magic "Jam Karet"
5. Dan Deacon "Silver Bells"
6. Memory Tapes "No. 79″
7. Light Pollution "Canada"
8. Class Actress "Silent Night"