An Illect Recordings Christmas Recording

Need some more Christmas music? Download An Illect Recordings Christmas Recording for free over at their Bandcamp page. Illect Recordings is an indie hip-hop/rap record label out based in Washington and Minnesota.

This album if from 2009 but I figured I'd post it incase you have not picked it up yet. All of the songs are hip-hop/rap with the exception of Elias' song Maria which has a Reggae feel to it. Read the rest of this entry

Fleas Naughty Dog Vol. 3

Indie Vision Music has again teamed up with Rottweiler Records to bring you their new Christmas compilation titled Fleas Naughty Dog Vol. 3. The download is made available for free through Mediafire.

There is a good mix of genres here covering punk, rock, ska, rap, metal, country, power rock, among others. Also a mix of classics redone as well as some originals thrown in here and there. Read the rest of this entry

Branches – Songs For Christmas

Download Branches' new Christmas album, Songs For Christmas, for free over at Noisetrade. This album is the four songs that were on their Christmas EP that they released last year titled, Merry Christmas, as well as two additional songs. I really enjoy their version of Go Tell It On The Mountain, it is a bit more upbeat than usual.

Branches are a folk rock band that describe themselves as indie-folk-rock-family-fun and have been compared to bands like Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons and Freelance Whales.  Read the rest of this entry

Willet – Willet Snow On Christmas (Sampler)

Willet is giving away a three song sampler from their Christmas album, Willet Snow On Christmas, that they released in 2009. The sampler includes the two Christmas classics God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, as well as an original that they wrote titled Glory. 

Willet have released the sampler in preparation for their 7th annual Willet Snow On Christmas Tour that kicks off in December. Partnering with Willet for the tour is an organization called The Hunger Strike. The tour will go through six stops throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania kicking off with with a 10,000 meal packing event in Crofton, Maryland. To get more info on the organization you can check out their website here The Hunger Strike. By the way if your in the area, the concerts are all free admission I believe. Read the rest of this entry

Laura Story – Emmanuel

Laura Story is a contemporary Christian singer/songwriter from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Laura does a great version of the Christian classic, Emmanuel, giving it a little more upbeat feel. Her last album Blessings has gotten great reviews and hit number two on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. Her first single from the album also named Blessings gave her the number one spot on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. Check out her song Emmanuel for free to help get into the Christmas spirit, then check out her chart topping album Blessing Below at iTunes or Amazon. Read the rest of this entry

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors new Christmas album, A Neighborly Christmas, is a great way to celebrate the season. The album is a mix of folk-rock, blues and jazz there is a great variety of musical styles between the songs. They do some common versions of many of the Christmas classics but give a bit of a twist on others.

Hark The Herald Angels Sing ends up being a slower more mellow version than the usually up tempo carol that it we are used to hearing and their version of Silent Night gets a little bit of a more soul-rock feel to it. They also have an original song added to the mix, Merry Christmas Tonight, which I quite enjoy. This is a great album to get into the Christmas spirit. Read the rest of this entry

Plumb – Christmas 2011

Plumb is getting in the Christmas spirit by giving away 2 free Christmas songs on their Facebook page They are also giving away prizes if you join their "FAN-tastic Christmas event" and you get more chances to win the more people you invite to the event. Prizes given away are 2 Kindle Fire, 4 iPod Shuffle, 12 of their Beautiful History CDs, 12 Plumb shirts and 24 custom profile pictures for your Facebook page.

I did not join the event but I did download the music, you must "Like" their page to download the music. I personally think the lead singer has a beautiful voice so I did enjoy her version of "What Child Is This" quite a bit. "What Child Is This" is just a typical rendition of the song but "It's Christmastime" I believe is an original, didn't care for that one as much but still a good song. Read the rest of this entry