First, before I delve in further, just a disclaimer: I am not claiming these songs were posted NEW over the summer...some of them I just found for the first time over the summer, and for all I know they have been up online since one Christmas past. So it may show my cunning to find cool stuff online, or show that I am slow to the draw and some other bloggers beat me to the punch.
First off, some tracks I am fairly certain were new this past summer, and these were posted online on individual band/artists websites as they record their Christmas tracks to have them ready for the Holiday period. Many of these tracks I found while looking for bands/artists to contact to see if they would be interested in using their song on the Wayside Waifs CD. And even if these bands/artists said no or declined to reply, I don't hold that against them and gladly feature their music here because I do think it should be heard.
The first example I have of that is Morning Glory and their demo of Not Another Christmas. I believe this is the same version found elsewhere around the Christmas season, so it looks like the demo is the only version so far.
Morning Glory-Not Another Christmas (Demo)
Next up is an unmastered version of a new song...
Maybe It's Reno-Gravestones and Christmas Trees
And one of my favorite finds from the off season...
Gentlemen Auction House-Home for the Holidays
Gentlemen Auction House-On the Rooftops
And there were also a few Christmas songs posted on the My Space profiles of some artists I contacted, so perhaps they were up early or left overs from last year and I missed them previously. At any rate, they were new to me and hopefully new to you as well! And this should give you a nice mixed bag...
Farrah-Christmas is Canceled (this Year)
Declan O'Rourke-Christmas Wine
C.W. Stoneking-On A Christmas Day
Just a word about C.W. Stoneking...you may not tell from the style of music here, but he was born in 1974. He's from Melbourne, Australia and his album King Hokum is well worth seeking out. I did contact him to see if he'd include this song on the Wayside Waifs CD, but he never responded. I just love this song, and hope he does more Christmas music in the future.
And CW is of no relation to me, but I suppose you never know. There's probably a similar ancestor somewhere back far enough.
Thank you for reading and listening, and I will have some more off season goodies to share tomorrow to help you ring in the New Year.