THe BAcksliders Featured On XO Publicityâ€™s Holiday Sampler
Oh my, they are already beginning to trickle in...
Those pesky, quickly made Christmas-themed--sorry, I mean holiday-themed [Jewish Editor's Note: Damn right you did!]--musical products are already hitting shelves everywhere.
Hell, I got a Christmas CD by Christian/pop singer Amy Grant in May! But, sadly and predictably, most of the holiday offerings are weak and inconsequential.
I always end up listening to the same three every year: Elvisâ€™ Christmas Album, A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector and A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra. Really, thatâ€™s all anyone needs.
But if you insist on something more modern, you could do much worse than XO for the Holidays, a free sampler available here. Although the line up lacks the usually requisite big name(s), local rockers THe BAcksliders add some oomph to the proceedings with â€śThatâ€™s How We Do Christmas.â€ť Check it out after the jump.
Overall, the whole collection is pretty solid, offering a mix of both traditional reverence and rock 'n' roll revelry. Add in the bonus of having a good local connection and I might have to look into updating my Christmas CD collection. Maybe.
See THe BAcksliders play at Club Dada tonight, opening for Chris Holt's old band, Olospo, as it plays a headline, reunion gig. --Darryl Smyers