This holiday season a number of the great music acts we’ve had the pleasure of working with this year have been so kind as to offer their own unique holiday-themed songs (both originals & covers) for free downloads. And in the same generous spirit as these talented acts,
[Just click on the respective band name & song title below to download or stream. Or if you’d rather download all the tracks as a single Pavement PR 2012 Holiday EP click here]
(NEW ORIGINAL TRACK)
Click here to also watch Glossary’s video for their holiday track “All Is Well Tonight” (in all its cheesy public-access Christmas Special splendor).
Glossary will also be heading out for a West Coast Tour this January. Click here for dates.
“With the band’s seventh independent album, Long Live All Of Us, Glossary delivers a strong rock ‘n’ soul collection that leans more pronouncedly towards Memphis and Stax Records than it does to Nashville and Music Row. Lead singer and songwriter Joey Kneiser has long been one of the most underrated scribes in indie rock, and he outdoes himself with a stellar collection of songs on Long Live All Of Us.” – BLURT
(NEW ORIGINAL TRACK. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Drew Vandenberg at Chase Park Studios, Athens, GA)
“The Bohannons new album, Unaka Rising is a real scorcher. It’s an odd thing to say about a band, but their approach to music makes so much sense that it’s difficult to understand why their particular cocktail of heavy Southern rock jangle hasn’t already been done to death by someone else. A little Two Gallants, a little Black Sabbath, they’re as heavy as they are twangy. They manage their heaviness without venturing into melodrama, which is difficult for many artists that venture into darker territory. Their music begs to serve as a soundtrack to a genre of film that doesn’t currently exist—some kind of violent, stylized-but-gritty (a la Tarantino) Southern road movie patterned after the classic Western model.” – OXFORD AMERICAN
(CHUCK BERRY COVER)
(THE BEATLES COVER)
“Ohio band Buffalo Killers wave their freak-flag high while keeping things concise on their recent album Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. Despite writing heavy riffs that can turn mountains into volcanoes, they don’t pummel you the way most power trios tend to (we’re looking at you Mountain, Blue Cheer, Gov’t Mule). Songs like ‘Blood on Your Hands’ and ‘I Am Always Here’ show a gift for creating memorable, hooky songs that recall the best of Steven Stills, only louder.” – PERFORMER MAGAZINE
(ORIGINAL TRACK FROM THEIR FOREVER ALBUM)
Cracker is heading out for a winter tour with Camper Van Beethoven in December and January. Check for dates in your area here.
“David Lowery and Johnny Hickman loosened the songwriting reins for the ninth Cracker album, Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey, involving drummer Frank Funaro and bassist Sal Maida from the outset. The result may be their strongest record to date, with punk- and glam-fueled tunes jostling alongside the band’s hooky pop-Americana mainstays.” – BILLBOARD
(TRADITIONAL COVER FROM THEIR VNDVR XMS EP 2)Vandaveer will be releasing their fourth full-length studio album Oh, Willie, Please (a collection of traditional folk murder-ballads reinterpreted in their own unique style) in early 2013.
**** “It’s taken a year for Mark Charles Heidinger’s [Vandaveer] album to find a UK release, the Kentuckian spending the intervening time touring Europe. Here he mixes French chanson with folk and sounds like an updated Leonard Cohen.” – Q MAGAZINE
(ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL FROM HIS 2012 ALL ATTRACTIONS SOLO LP)
“Jonathan Segel’s All Attractions album is both epic and touching.” – QRO MAGAZINE
Camper Van Beethoven co-founder Jonathan Segel is heading out for a winter tour with CVB in December and January. Check for dates in your area here. Camper Van Beethoven will also be releasing their new album, La Costa Perdida, on Jan. 22nd – their first new studio album in nine years!
(ORIGINAL TRACK – EARLY BAND OUTTAKE)
The Bixby Knolls are set to release their full-length debut, Near & Undear, on December 11th. On it the L.A.-based foursome offer up 11 tracks that blur the lines between indie rock, psychedelia, post-punk, pop and even soulful R&B. At times spastic, surreal and schizophrenic, this is guitar-driven rock’n’roll delivered with conviction, swagger and, above all, attitude.
“The Bixby Knolls’ debut Near & Undear is an awesome audio assault that will hopefully get this band the attention and break-out it deserves. Very Highly Recommended.” – RUST MAGAZINE
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