Erasure's first ever Christmas album Snow Globe came out this week via Mute Records.
The iconic synth-pop duo (Vince Clarke and Andy Bell) streamed their album on USA Today, with Bell making this comment about the album, "A lot of those dinky toys you buy, the Christmas decorations, some of them are almost really bad synthesizers. It's a bit like that, but it's also a bit like being the toys in a children's toy shop, with all those magical music-box toys."
- Bells Of Love (Isabelle's Of Love)
- Make It Wonderful
- Sleep Quietly
- Silent Night
- Loving Man
- The Christmas Song
- Bleak Midwinter
- Blood On The Snow
- There'll Be No Tomorrow
- Midnight Clear
- White Christmas
- Silver Bells
For this Hellish holiday season, Hate Eternal's bassist J.J. Hrubovcak has put together Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics, a metalized version of the typical cheery Christmas standards.
Composed and produced by J.J., but with help by his brother Mike Hrubovcak (from Monstrosity), the Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics was recorded in St Petersburg and engingeered by Hate Eternal mastermind Erik Rutan and J.J.
Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics Track Listing:
- Unrest For Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)
- Earthen Kings (We Three Kings)
- Nutracker: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
- O Come, O Come, Azrael (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel)
Houston singer/songwriter DeDe (real name Deborah DeDe Wedekind) has just released a new holiday album called World of Christmas (November 5th), produced by Grammy-Winner Jeff Bova (Celine Dion's Falling Into You, 1996) and featuring Bruce Springsteen's guitar player Tim Pierce, with Huey Lewis and the News' live bassist John Pierce, and Elton John's session drummer Denny Fongheiser.
DeDe was so happy to get these musicians, commenting, "All of the folks who made this CD are completely amazing world-class musicians. "
- Song In the Air (Il Est Ne)
- One Child
- Deck the Halls
- Ave Maria Medley
- Joyful Christmas
- New Auld Lang Syne
- Rock Those Jingle Bells
- Canon on the Lord's Prayer
- Jolly Old St. Nicholas
- Silent Night
The writer/actor on "Inside Amy Schumer" and host of the Professor Blastoff podcast, Kyle Dunnigan is releasing a Christmas album called Craig's All-Star Rockin' Christmas, You Guys! with music producer/songwriter friend Jim Roach. The xmas album features "Craig" (one of Kyle's characters that appeared on "Reno 911").
Guests on the album features Amy Schumer, Jesse Thomas, and more. Although it's not announced, I'm going to put some money that his girlfriend Sarah Silverman will likely make an appearance?
Cover artwork and track listing has not been sent to me, but I'm told these songs will make the cut: "My Baby Lamb Has Christmas Cancer," "I Farted On Santa," and "F*** You Mistletoe."