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Target has partnered with some of music’s finest contemporary artists to help get everyone into the swing of the holiday season with a free holiday soundtrack, The Christmas Gig. The soundtrack (which includes a Best Coast and Wavves collaboration as well as tracks by Coconut Records and Crystal Antlers) is an exclusive album of original holiday tracks available as a free download at Target.com/HolidayAlbum.
Each of the songs on Target’s holiday soundtrack captures a holiday experience as told from the perspective of a contemporary artist. The collection is an eclectic mix of music that includes country, folk, hip-hop, Latin, and pop- from the soulful “Mrs. Claus Ain’t Got Nothin’ on Me” by Little Jackie to the comforting “Tiny Tree Christmas” by Guster to an unforgettable Latin song “Super Mama” by The Pinker Tones.
Also, Sleepy Rebels have a free sugary-sweet mp3 available called “California Christmas.” Songwriters, producers and multi-instrumentalists Jeremy Adelman and Bruce Driscoll began making music together when Bruce and his sister, Brazilian-American singer/songwriter Erica Driscoll, were looking for a drummer for their band Astaire (now Blondfire). After recommending many great drummers, Adelman, who had been a performing member (keyboards & trumpet) of Brookville, touring with Goldfrapp and Tahiti 80, realized he had always wanted to play drums in a band, and volunteered to fill the seat himself.
At the same time Adelman began asking Bruce and Erica to sing on a variety of compositions he was creating for his day job as a music composer for TV, film & advertising. By 2007 the three artists had become constant collaborators and friends, and decided to create Sleepy Rebels to capture their collaborative energies.
Click here to listen and download “California Christmas”
Okay, one more! Little & Ashley are a cute little duo that you may have heard on the Amazon Kindle commercials. They have released their Winter Night EP featuring two new songs and a playful cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” In addition to the holiday EP being available digitally on Amazon, the title track “Winter Night” is currently offered as a free MP3 download in Amazon’s “25 Days Of Free”.
- a Deer Tick Christmas EP (MP3), updated John & Ian solo dates (brooklynvegan.com)