To spread some holiday cheer the world’s greatest Christmas and Hanukkah rock ‘n roll band, The Yule Logs, will be exclusively streaming a new song from the album every day this week leading up to Christmas Eve on TheSoundAlarm.com. Each week will feature a new song from their recently released album, Walked With A Reindeer.
The Yule Logs Sophmore Album Out Now
The world’s greatest Christmas and Hanukkah Rock ‘n Roll band, The Yule Logs’ sophomore album,Walked With A Reindeer is available for purchase. Whether you have seen them playing the local community center, elementary school or dive bar, The Yule Logs’ holiday enthusiasm is truly contagious.
Walked With A Reindeer is chock-full of the pop punch/tongue-in-cheek attitude that has made The Yule Logs an eggnog-chugging holiday free-for-all. Fans still dancing the “Hanukkah Mambo” and humming “Christmas Is Lonely When You’re A Jew”, from their previous album, will be fast to add these 13 smokin’ hot cuts to their holiday lexicon.
Grammy Nominated Jana Mashonee Will Perform A Christmas Classic On Fox
Grammy nominated and 8X Nammy Award winner Jana Mashonee will be performing “O Holy Night” LIVE on My Fox DC Monday, Dec. 21st at 9:40 am. Add to your holiday spirit by tuning in and watching this amazing singer perform a holiday classic! You can watch her perform at www.myfoxdc.com.
Jana Mashonee’s upcoming album, New Moon Born on Miss Molly Records/SONY RED, is set for release in America on February 16, 2010. New Moon Born has already picked up an award for Best Pop Album at the most recent Indian Summer Music Awards and has recently won for Song/Single of the year for “A Change Is Gonna Come” at the Eleventh Annual Native American Music Awards (NAMMY) as well as a nod for a 2009 Independent Music Award.
Hark to the Buzz!
Happy holidays, everybody!
Click on the album cover to download or stream Hark to the Buzz! this year’s BEST indie holiday album!
It’s a big month for Gighive. We launched our indie music directory on the 7th, and we’ve also been working on putting together our first playlist, Hark to the Buzz! Indie artists from around the world have submitted their holiday songs for this festive compilation showcase, and the entries have been AMAZING!
Inner Splendor Media: Celtic Christmas Music
Inner Splendor Media, a globally recognized producer of world music, relaxation and ambient sound recordings is proud to announce the release of its first Christmas-themed CDs. In keeping with Inner Splendor’s eclectic catalog, these releases break new ground, offering listeners a one-of-a-kind holiday music experience.
Amazing Grace: The Best of Christmas Piano Music is a two-volume set of solo piano renditions of classic Christmas music, played by long-time Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed. The recordings include quiet, meditative and beautiful re-imagining of songs like “Little Drummer Boy”, “Auld Lang Syne” and “Silent Night.” Dizzy’s soothing, improvisational take on these songs hearkens back to his childhood roots as a musician, when his grandmother taught him carols on the family organ.
Feature Interview: Holiday Interview From Nick of Friggin Fabulous Radio
Q) Tell us a little bit about your Friggin Fabulous Radio. What initially inspired you to start it?
A) I started Friggin Fabulous Radio in 2002 when I was working at an NYC news radio station. I used to be a Rock DJ at WHTG, FM106.3 in Asbury Park, NJ and I really missed it! Through Friggin Fabulous Radio I get to interview really talented artists and bands and play some of their music. Several of the bands I’ve interviewed are clients of Cyber PR/Ariel Publicity.
Q) What characteristics make a great holiday song?
Mp3 Download: Wild Light featured On The Killers Annual Christmas Single
Wild Light is featured on The Killers Christmas single “Happy Birthday Guadalupe” alongside Mariachi El Bronx which is available today, World AIDS Day, via (RED)
All the proceeds from the song’s sales go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.
To purchase the single click here.
Wild Light’s debut album “Adult Nights” featuring “California On My Mind” is available now. www.wildlightmusic.com
Promote Your Music By Recording A Christmas Song
Seasonal Covers are PR Gold for Indies
When I first started playing guitar, 11 years old, determined to be the next Courtney Love (oh youth), an uncle suggested that I write a Halloween song. Besides the Monster Mash, there was a serious lack of Halloween songs out there, so he felt that any contribution to the genre would be sure to make me famous.
I declined, at the time, to engage in anything that was so obviously not grunge, but in recent years, indie musicians have made up for my reluctance. All-indie Halloween music playlists have abounded over the last few years, changing the face of the seasonal song industry. And what’s happening around Halloween is only a pale ghost of the phenomenal enthusiasm surrounding Christmas, er, I mean, mid-winter holiday festival music.
Modern Day Minstrels
Although there is no lack of Christmas music, as there once was for Halloween, there’s also no shortage of interest in new additions to the holiday playlist. In recent years, indie superstars like Jack Johnson, Polyphonic Spree, and The Raveonettes have generated serious buzz by releasing holiday song covers and originals.