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SJ music for the season (INFM, A Yawn Worth Yelling, Brooke D.)

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Christmastime, New Years, Winter Solstice, etc., etc. The winter season brings time to celebrate, renew and reflect. A chosen few San Jose related acts have put their stamp on the season, providing soundtrack for whichever approach you decide to take during these dark months. Here's just a few who have surfaced material, all in their signature styles, for the forthcoming ride.

INFM:

The San Jose punk troupe originally recorded "Rudolph" for an after school program led by singer/guitarist Patrick Bitcon. With the help of drummer, Justin Damrel, the two rendered it to digital. About a week later, a second Christmas themed song emerged via the band's reverbnation page, as "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" provides an original spin on a classical chord progression, splicing in a new, uniquely punk, Christmas tale.

Hear both tracks HERE.

A Yawn Worth Yelling:

Being the astute, austere musicians they are, AYWY selected the Bing Crosby/Carol Richards 1950's classic, "Silver Bells" for their seasonal cover. Acoustic guitar gives way to sleigh bells and thick, harmonic, backing vocals, painting a gentle, melancholy picture of the Christmas holiday.

Hear it via Bandcamp.

Brooke D.

San Jose native, Brooke D., captures the frustrations and lesser-spoken tensions of the holiday season on the three-song E.P., "A Kinder Winter." Done in her most potent style of audio loops and a cappella, Brooke D. longs for hibernation ("Hibernating"), plays with the double entendre of recollecting holidays of youth, while calling for decency at the dinner table on "Kinder Winter" and lambastes the impending calendar change ("New Years Blues") - all done the way only Brooke D. can.

Click for the "Kinder Winter" E. P.

So, there's a few for your holiday playlist, this year. In turn, I'll sign myself off for 2013; here's wishing you and yours a happy holiday season, and loads of optimism for the New Year.

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