Published Dec 03, 2008Nothing quite says the holidays are just around the corner like cracking that first cubby of an advent calender, or better yet, a Thrill Jockey advent calendar. Yes, a Thrill Jockey advent calendar.
In the spirit of the season, the folks over at the eclectic Chicago label have set up their own musical Christmas countdown, offering up free songs until December 24. The way it works is that each day a new, DRM-free, 320-kbps MP3 will appear on the calendar's microsite in its designated "doorway." Just click on the door and a download window will appear with the day's song. And the tracks aren't strictly limited to Thrill Jockey's roster but from all its distribution affiliates, meaning FatCat, Arts & Crafts and Ecstatic Peace, among others, are all onboard as well.
So far High Places' "From Stardust to Sentience" is up and so is "Komokosaka Te Na Basi," from the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, as well as ""Make Mine Marvel" by the Dead Science. But who knows what other musical gifts await as we countdown to the big day?
High Places "From Stardust to Sentience" (fan video)