[Abby’s Road] Best wishes


“Despite the commerce involved, we hope you will consider this our gift to you.”
-Low’s Christmas liner notes.

Ahhh the holidays. For me it’s Christmas. Now while I lean toward the more secular, bedazzled version  containing spangles, boughs of holly and sticky mugs of Glühwein rather than mangers and swaddling clothes (blatant honesty, folks), I understand that all encompassing ‘holiday time’ means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I have shamelessly chosen the Candy Cane Lane version and I’m happy with it.

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[Hype Hype Hooray] Indie Musicians Honor the Sanctity of Christmas

Every [two weeks?] Jamie Hale takes a long, hard look at the music industry and the blog scene that feeds it. Here, he releases those findings and makes snarky, sarcastic remarks. Admittedly, both Jamie and Knox Road are a part of this scene. So sue us.

Every December, there is a war waged […]

The Farewell Circuit drop free Xmas EP

Okay, seriously, we receive tons of holiday-related songs around this time of year, but that doesn’t prevent us from listening to and enjoying most (…some) of them. There can never be too much Christmas music (yeah, there can), especially from The Farewell Circuit (finally – a truth!). The Farewell fellas have posted a free […]

Wavves and Best Coast make Christmas song for Target compilation

Yes, by Target I mean that store that sells lots of everyday items for low (LOW!) prices (full disclosure: I buy all my kitchen things there). The megastore is releasing a free Christmas album that features a surprising mix of artists including Blackalicious, Bishop Allen, Crystal Antlers, Best Coast/Wavves and, UGHHH, Guster. The […]

[MP3] The Farewell Circuit: “Christmas Bird”

Am I jumping the gun? Probably. I also fear I’m stepping on Jamie’s toes a bit, as he’s had his Christmas features in the past, and I’m, well, Jewish (NO HE DI’N’T!). But who can ignore when The Farewell Circuit sends over a track they recorded a couple years ago in anticipation of […]

Knox Road's Christmas Mix

So last year, I did a series called “12 Days of Christmas Music” and it was great! Very much a lot of fun! But this December was kind of hectic, very much a lot of busy. So I’m going to have to make you wait until next year for a comprehensive, 12-day tour […]

[Abby's Road] Music and mindfulness

Don’t you hate it when you excitedly tell a coworker about the early 2009 Christmas present of a Joy Division “Transmission” 12” [FAC 13.12 (12″) 1980] you received from your boyfriend and they look at you with confusion and scorn? No? Well, it stinks. Let me tell you why. Perhaps a lesson will […]

12 Days of Christmas Music: Bing Crosby’s “Merry Christmas”

Merry Christmas (to all who celebrate that sort of thing)! To conclude this series is the greatest Christmas album of all time, Bing Crosby’s Merry Christmas. Sure, I’m old fashioned, and maybe this is a lame pick because, OH Bing Crosby is SOOO predictable and great blah blah blah. Well he is great, […]

12 Days of Christmas Music: Odds and Ends

It’s Christmas Eve, making this day 11 of the series. Before tomorrow’s big reveal of the greatest Christmas album of all time, here are some of the random bits of Christmas I came across this month.

The Best Christmas Music Video Ever

Ali Lohan, Lindsay’s 15-year-old younger sister, decided to […]

12 Days of Christmas Music: The Hotel Cafe’s “Winter Songs” Compilation

LA music venue The Hotel Cafe put out a holiday compilation this year called “Winter Songs.” Since The Hotel Cafe focuses on female singer/songwriters, the album is solely that. All your favorite women of music like KT Tunstall, Ingrid Michaelson, Fiona Apple and Katy Perry (singer/songwriter? Really?) are there giving you soft snowy […]