Sibley Sounds of Christmas- a different kind of holiday music
You've already heard all the holiday songs in the same versions for weeks now and you're going crazy from them. I know that I am. It's enough to make you wish the holidays were over already. Once in a while though, some holiday music comes along that's different and actually appealing.
Sibler Media isn't the kind of place where you'd expect a holiday album but this avant/ambient label put out its second collection a year ago and is offering it up again now as a free download or a $15 CD-R. You get Handel and Big Star covered plus assorted post-rock, modern classical, ambient and musical oddities. A good gift for your hipster friends who're seeking something different this season.