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An Alternative Christmas…..

Tired of the same old boring Christmas songs year after year? The same songs in the same style every December? Fear no more…..

This is a Christmas mix with a little bit of a twist. Nothing too “out there” or but different enough to keep you from going insane with the sounds of X-Factor garbage or other annually released festive “songs” ringing in your ears.

The mix starts off with an epic track from Mew and goes into some Christmassy pop and funk then we head into Christmas cover territory and mix it in with some fuzz from the Crocodiles, Dum Dum Girls and a boy/girl cracker (pardon the pun) in the form of The Hives and Cyndi Lauper. After that the mood drops slightly with some more sombre and thoughtful numbers….but wait, we’re rescued by E from Eels telling everything’s gonna be cool! Then Maps serenades all the mistletoe lovers with his version of East 17’s “Stay Another Day”, Band of Horses make us glow like Christmas trees with “The First Song” then Jonah, Chino and Grady give us their take on the Band Aid classic. After that it’s time to test the ears. Can you recognise all the different versions of of “White Christmas” that Corporal Blossom has mashed together? We end with 65daysofstatic take on the same classic song. And if your brave auditory system can get through the joyous white noise you’ll be rewarded with the little Christmas bonus of Arcade Fire having fun doing a version of “Jingle Bell Rock”. Full tracklist below.

An Alternative Christmas
1. Mew – She Came Home For Christmas
2. Best Coast and Wavves – Got Something For You
3. James Brown – Soulful Christmas
4. Summer Camp – Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses cover)
5. Jimmy Eat World – Last Christmas (Wham cover)
6. Weezer – O’ Come All Ye Faithful (Christmas carol cover)
7. The Hives and Cyndi Lauper – A Christmas Duel
8. Death Cab For Cutie – Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) (Darlene Love cover)
9. Crocodiles and The Dum Dum Girls – Merry Christmas (Baby, Please Don’t Die)
10. Asobi Seksu – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight) (The Ramones cover)
11. The Boy Least Likely To – Christmas Isn’t Christmas
12. Bon Iver – Blood Bank
13. Frightened Rabbit – It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop
14. E – Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
15. Maps – Stay Another Day (East 17 cover)
16. Band Of Horses – The First Song
17. Far, Deftones and Will Haven – Do They Know It’s Christmas (Band Aid cover)
18. Corporal Blossom – White Christmas
19. 65daysofstatic – I’m Dreaming Of A White Noise Christmas
20. Arcade Fire – Jingle Bell Rock

Download it over at mediafire  An Alternative Christmas with SIT Wolf

or have a listen first on the Soundcloud link below and then head on over there and download it.

I made the mix 70 minutes long so that it will fit nice and snugly onto a CD and you can entertain/bore your family with it over Christmas dinner. I’ve already made a few CDs up for my friends and family.

S.I.T Wolf  X

ps. I’ve had to hold off the “Are Friends….” interview with Santa till during the week. He was busy this weekend, said he was wrapping stuff up or some shit like that. Fucking amateur.

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Duck For Cover #2

It’s been a while since i did a good old fashioned cover post without a theme or main focus on one artist. So without further ado here are a few random covers that have been pleasuring my ears recently. And of course the originals for you to compare too.

MP3: Telephoned feat Gyptian – O.N.E (Yeasayer cover)

MP3: Blackbird Blackbird – Float On (Modest Mouse cover)

MP3: A Place To Bury Strangers – Suffragette City (David Bowie cover)

MP3: Jukebox The Ghost – I Love You Always Forever (Donna Lewis cover)

MP3: We Are Trees – When I’m With You (Best Coast cover)

MP3: James Yuill – Frozen (Madonna)


Not really a cover but more of a mash up…

MP3: Black Glove – Teach Me How to Appear (Cali Swag District vs M83)

S.I.T Wolf  X

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I’m In Danger Of Going To The Sun With You And Someone Else’s Perfume

The mixed up six this time are….

MP3: Cut Copy – Where I’m Going

MP3: Ghosthustler – Someone Else’s Ride

MP3: Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse – Little Girl (Ft. Julian Casablancas)

MP3: LITE – The Sun Sank

MP3: Perfume Genius – Learning

VIDEO: Best Coast – When I’m With You

I know i don’t usually write anything on the Six Mix posts and usually just stick to the pictures and sounds but i really enjoyed making this one. It’s one of the fave 6 mixes that i’ve had the pleasure to compile. The new Cut Copy track screams summer and the Aussie synth dudes have picked us straight up from where they left us with their last effort, the amazing “In Ghost Colours”. The new track, “Where I’m Going” is the perfect taster for the new album due to drop sometime this coming winter (Australia’s summer), possibly December but maybe even as far off as January 2011. Let’s hope they give our ears a treat and release it asap.

Also, the new album “Dark Night of the Soul” from the very odd trio of DangerMouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch is unbelievable. The brooding imagery and dark feelings it convey make it a certain contender for album of the year (although Pantha Du Prince still sneaks ahead in that category at the moment). Seriously, don’t just download this album. Go and buy it. The booklet matches the album perfectly. It really is one of those albums you NEED to physically own to fully appreciate. A perfect night time soundtrack.

Now for the rest of the tracks: GhostHustler is Alan Palomo/Neon Indian’s old band. I’m fucking obsessed with Neon Indian at the moment, how i missed out on hearing the album “Psychic Chasms” when it came out last October i’ll never know. I only discovered the Neon Indian project this March. But more of that soon. Enjoy his old work with GhostHustler for the moment.

LITE are a kinda electro rock instrumental Japanese band that Simon told me about. I don’t know how to describe them other than that really.

And ontoPerfume Genius, think of the lo-fi tinkle of piano’s, heartfelt lyrics and ambient soundscapes filling every single second of recording, leaving nothing bare.

As for Best Coast….well, i think i’m in love. I may have fallen head over heels. I love the lo-fi music, i love her style. Fuck it, yeah, i love her.

S.I.T Wolf  X

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