Well folks, Christmas is just hours away and St. Nicholas is gearing up for his lengthy trip around the world. Dinners are in the process of being prepared, cases of beer are on ice and the kids are in the yard carving out snow angels. The Yuletide season has descended upon us without a doubt and all those cheerful Christmas feelings are in the air. To celebrate these joyous meanderings, legendary Los Angeles rock radio station KROQ hosted their yearly Almost Acoustic Christmas concert recently back on December 12th & 13th which featured some of the hottest acts in rock. Bands such as 311, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Rise Against and a whole bunch of others performed the station’s long-running Christmas special.
While the concert has certainly passed its time, KROQ has put together cuts from all these artists for 2009’s installment and is now available on iTunes through mid-February. All proceeds from the album will go to both charities Para Los Ninos and the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center. The entire album is for sale at $7.99 while the album’s 12 individual tracks are available for $.99 a pop. What more could Kris Kringle want this holiday season? He just might be blaring this on that stereo of his on that gigantic sled he’s oh so well-known for. Even ol’ Rudolph can get behind it too. Happy holidays everyone!
The Almost Acoustic Christmas 2009 Tracklist:
01. Rise Against – “Savior”
02. Phoenix – “1901”
03. 311 – “India Ink”
04. Metric – “Help I’m Alive”
05. Anberlin – “Feel Good Drag”
06. Vampire Weekend – “Oxford Comma”
07. Three Days Grace – “Never Too Late”
08. Cage The Elephant – “In One Ear”
09. Dead By Sunrise – “Let Down”
10. White Rabbits – “Percussion Gun”
11. The Bravery – “Hatefuck”
12. Slightly Stoopid – “Comb 4 My Dome”