Thursday, December 17, 2009

Did you Ear?

Just when I was really starting to dread the onslaught of the same old tedious Christmas carols I realized I'd been sitting on the answer for about a month, In the form of Do you Ear What I Ear, a Christmas compilation from Ear Farm and Let 'em In Studios. So far my favorites are "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," a cover by Goes Cube that completely grants the pathos of Edmund H. Sears moving lyrics a proportional treatment; "Welcome Christmas" by Mancino, still a steroidal prescription for any Grinch's heart. Fah who foraze, baby! My tenderness for the sweet stateliness of the Tom Tom Clubs "Il Est Né" encourages me to find the best in another round of creed sanctioned resource and soul exploiting fulfill-my-every-desire consumerism. Best of all is the fact that Ear Farms is donating 100% of the proceeds from the recording to a very promising charity, The Association to Benefit Children. HELL YEAH! Rock on Mike and Matt, these tidings of joy are welcome indeed.

If you are interested in further details, here's the press release:

It's here! After a slight delay, EAR FARM and Let 'Em In Studios are thrilled to announce the release of Do you EAR what I EAR?, a holiday album for the Association to Benefit Children, available NOW as a digital download exclusively on EAR FARM's Store Page for a suggested minimum donation of $5.00.

Do you EAR what I EAR? features original and classic holiday songs from Tom Tom Club, Asobi Seksu, Sean Bones, Sharon Van Etten, and many more, and all of the proceeds will go directly to the Association to Benefit Children, an outstanding New York-based service dedicated to permanently break the cycles of abuse, neglect, sickness and homelessness among disadvantaged children and their families. Awarded a four-star rating by Charity Navigator, ABC carries out this mission through a series of compassionate, sustainable, comprehensive and integrated services. They are a charity near and dear to our heart, and we’re grateful to have rounded up such a vast array of exceptional people to help them out in a season that’s all about giving back.

The album has already received advance praise from Pitchfork, The L Magazine, Consequence of Sound, and more, and we're delighted to finally share the result of nearly four months of inspired collaboration and efforts with everyone.

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