We just caught Hey Rosetta! with Stars last month... but it looks like Hey Rosetta!'s singer Tim Baker is in the news, with a recent performance of the band's holiday-themed song "Carry Me Home" with Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir!. Watch the video via Paste, who hails the “rich rendition” of the song, which is off the band’s 2012 Christmas EP A Cup Of Kindness Yet.
As previously mentioned, Sonic Records will release the band's new record Second Sight in the U.S. on January 27.
To celebrate the release the band will tour throughout the winter:
01/23 Northampton, ME - Iron Horse Music Hall
01/24 Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square
02/16 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
02/18 Madison, WI - The Frequency
03/05 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern*
03/06 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios*
03/08 San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar
*with The Quiet Life
SHEL is the acronym of four classically trained sisters: Sarah on violin, Hannah on keyboards, Eva on mandolin, and Liza on drums, djembe and beatboxing. The band recently recorded a free five-track Christmas 2014 EP available at shel.cashmusic.org.
"This was such a wonderful year of touring and meeting listeners face to face, so we wanted to thank them for all the love and support they've shown us with a free Christmas EP," says SHEL's Eva Holbrook. "All our fond childhood memories of Christmas include a soundtrack, so we were very excited to weave our own silver thread through some of the most beautiful melodies ever written."
Catch the sisters on tour this January:
01/23: Anaheim, CA - She Rocks Awards
01/30: Fort Collins, CO - Hodi's Half Note
ARRICA ROSE & THE ...'S
We've written about Arrica Rose & the ...'s a few times (recently about her latest album Wavefunction, which came out November 4th via pOprOck records).
The Los Angeles singer is back with an original holiday song called "What the Devil", available at soundcloud.com.
Scandinavian hard rock/heavy metal powerhouse, Indie Recordings, has just released their Christmas Carnage 2014 sampler yesterday (December 16th). The album name is a bit of a misnomer, as I did look over the track listings, I don't think any of these songs are actually Christmas or holiday-related... but maybe it's best that these Viking metallers should avoid Christmas altogether.
Christmas Carnage 2014 is available digitally in North America via Indie Recordings now.
Indie-rock trio Zerbin is spreading holiday cheer with a free download of their latest Christmas-themed Merry Christmas release. The EP comes with three classic standards, "Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "Oh Holy Night (A Reprise)". The free download is available via NoiseTrade.
Formed in Edmonton in 2009, this Canadian band has shared stages with the likes of The Flaming Lips, FUN., Said The Whale and AWOLNATION.
Folk-pop duo August York (based in Nashville, not New York) just released their new holiday single "Warm Memories," out now. The band reached the #1 download on NoiseTrade, placed Top 40 in singer/songwriter on iTunes for their album Swimming Upstream and they have been featured on Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, MTV Canada and more.