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I was working on the retail side of the music business at the height of the "boy band" craze in the late 90's/early 00's, and the BACKSTREET BOYS were a staple of that era. Now that they're literally "back," the 'Boys have crafted an original holiday song for 2012 entitled "It's Christmas Time Again." Listen to the song below, then hit this link to buy it on iTunes if you dig it.
They're the self-proclaimed "originators of humorcore," and now PSYCHOSTICK is serving up a tasty FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD through Thanksgiving. Their holiday record, THE FLESH EATING ROLLERSKATE HOLIDAY JOYRIDE can be downloaded in it's entirety from this location. The free offering comes in celebration of their forthoming Christmas Tour, which kicks off in Peoria, Illinois on the 20th. Check out the full run of dates below!
Just days after I posted the first Halloween news for the 2012 season comes the first Christmas news for the year. Actually, it's only sorta the first, but we'll call it the 'first official' piece: acclaimed children's musician LAURIE BERKNER is releasing a Christmas album. Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie will release A LAURIE BERKNER CHRISTMAS on October 30th, a new collection containing fifteen seasonal songs, three of which are original tracks: “Santa’s Coming To My House Tonight,” “Candy Cane Jane” and “Christmas Lights.”
If you missed my review of Gustafer Yellowgold's YEAR IN THE DAY earlier this week, hit this link to get caught up on why you and your little ones should be paying attention. That said, as our little buddy from The Sun has been exploring the Holidays of his new Earthly home, he's posted a music video that's just perfect for this weekend. ''Eggs'' is peaceful ode to the millions of colorful gems that are about to be dropped off by a six-foot anthropomorphic bunny this weekend. Whether you and your little ones celebrate ''Easter,'' or just prefer to celebrate Spring (like me!), here's a song for you.
In 1984, Parker Brothers Music released A CABBAGE PATCH CHRISTMAS, a follow-up to their best-selling CABBAGE PATCH DREAMS. My sister and I had both of these records (on vinyl), as we both had some CABBAGE PATCH KIDS (mine in a Chicago White Sox uniform) as well. I was around 8 at the time, and here I sit almost 30 years later and those songs are still floating around in my head.