Part One of Post – Merry Christmas from the Old 97′s
Old 97′s are one of the grandfatherly bands on the alt-country circuit. They have been making records for years and have brought a lot of new people into the fold with their hook laden pop country and their charismatic singer by the name of Rhett Miller. They also are leaders and innovators in the online space with as many cool downloads as any major band that I’m aware of. Here are links to album tracks, b-sides and rarities. Enjoy
Outtakes and Rarities
The Bug Song – Kid’s Songs
Friends Forever – Both from 2004′s Drag It Up
Can’t Get A Line
Rollerskate Skinny From Satellite Rides
There are lots more downloads from many of their great albums but here are the last two I’ll link to. These are from a cassette only release in 1993 – cool!!
Part Two – Merry Christmas From The French
The fine frenchmen at La Blogoteque have released a zipped Christmas compilation with what looks like a lot of great stuff. Of particular interest are two songs recorded exclusively for the comp by Jens Lekman and The Boy Bathing. Click on the link above to get to this truly outstanding blog and the zip file they created.
Merry Christmas From Me
Craig at Songs:Illinois