Silly techno remixes of Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" are all fine and good, but anyone within 10 feet of a newspaper knows the majority of the world isn't necessarily feeling cheery during the holiday season. Working with this idea and hoping to render a more accurate portrait of the 2008 Christmas season, Daniel Gill has selected a group of artists for Ill Stay 'Til After Christmas, where tracks tell several different sides of the holiday.
Appropriately, Jimmy Tamborello's group, Figurine, offers up a breakup song, No Kids present "Another Winter in a Summer Town," and Au Revoir Simone are said to have fashioned a rather bizarre take on the classic "I'll be Home for Christmas."
The compilation streets on December 2, with all proceeds going towards Amnesty International. Here's Le Loup's eerie version of the traditional number "Shenandoah."
I'll Stay 'Til After Christmas
01 Au Revoir Simone "Christmastime is Here"
02 Le Loup "Shenandoah"
03 Figurine "The Holidays Behind Us"
04 Sally Shapiro "Anorak Christmas (Piano Mix)"
05 Arthur & Yu "My White Elephant"
06 My Brightest Diamond "Nature Boy"
07 Parenthetical Girls "Festive Friends (Forever)"
08 No Kids "Another Winter In a Summer Town"
09 Radar Bros. "Baby Jesus"
10 Blitzen Trapper "Christmas Is Coming Soon"
11 Man of Arms "It's Christmastime and Everything's Wrong"
12 Au "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
13 The Papercuts "Go Tell It On The Mountain"
14 Bosque Brown "Silent Night"
15 Turk Dietrich of Belong "Blue Christmas"
Le Loup - Shenandoah