I know what you are thinking:
A Christmas compilation already? But it's not even Thanksgiving yet?

Well shut your word hole, because I'll Stay 'Til After Christmas is not just any 'ole collection of holiday tunes, it's a benefit for Amnesty International that features a stellar lineup of both local talent (Blitzen Trapper, Man of Arms, Au, Parenthetical Girls), and national acts (Au Revoir Simone, My Brightest Diamond, Figurine, Sally Shapiro) as well.

It's also worth nothing that this CD is the first appearance, that we know of, from Man of Arms, the solo project of Kevin Robinson of Viva Voce/Blue Giant. Not to be confused with He-Man's mustached pal, Man-At-Arms. Totally different thing, and we'll never make that mistake again. Nope.

I'll Stay 'Til After Christmas will be out on the 2nd of December, just in time for you to slide in under the tree of the one you love. "Slide it under the tree" was not a euphemism. Stop ruining Christmas!!


Au - "I'll Be Home For Xmas"

Track list after the jump...

I'll Stay 'Til After Christmas
1. Au Revoir Simone - Christmastime is Here
2. Le Loup - Shenandoah
3. Figurine - The Holidays Behind Us
4. Sally Shapiro - Anorak Christmas (Piano Mix)
5. Arthur & Yu - My White Elephant
6. My Brightest Diamond - Nature Boy
7. Parenthetical Girls - Festive Friends (Forever)
8. No Kids - Another Winter In a Summer Town
9. 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