Ho ho whoa! Our second-annual Phoenix Holiday EP is another seasonal serving of Christmas songs that will help you forget Pomplamoose ever existed. After famously fending off "Jerks" for much of her breakout 2012, former Tufts University student STEPHIE COPLAN and her merry band of PEDESTRIANS demand “No Assholes on Christmas” this year, and two cuts from acts on the bill for the Boston Band Crush Holiday Spectacular Friday at Brighton Music Hall, THE FIELD EFFECT (this week's What's F'N Next band) and EMILY PEAL turn in two distinct bell-jingling covers.
A new track by holiday-minded THE HUSH NOW, following up their recent Halloween lounge act, finds the rock band broke in December, and a 10-year-old cut from OLDJACK (at the Sinclair on Saturday) enlists festive help from Parlour Bells, the Rationales, and Mellow Bravo. Watch them all come together this weekend. Bring the eggnog.
Stuff your own stocking and download the entire mix at bostonphoenix.bandcamp.com, or cherry-pick the songs that light up your life.
- Stephie Coplan “No Assholes On Christmas”
- The Field Effect “Last Christmas” [12.14 @ Brighton Music Hall]
- The Hush Now “I’m Always Broke In December”
- Emily Peal “Have Yourself...” [12.14 @ Brighton Music Hall]
- Oldjack “The Christmas Song (10th Anniversary Remix)” 12.15 @ the Sinclair]
Phoenix Holiday EP Vol. 2 by Boston Phoenix