The Swimmers Plunge Into The Egg Nog

noah | December 10, 2007 1:00 am

The efforts of Clear Channel’s programmers have probably helped you already get sick of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and that damned Don Henley holiday track, but there are quite a few seasonally appropriate songs worthy of your time out there. To help cut through the Christmas clutter we’ve asked Jon Solomon, whose 20th annual 24-Hour Holiday Radio Show on WPRB kicks off at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, to offer up some seasonal cheer in MP3 form. (He also hopes that by supplying these songs, his myriad commenter-password reset e-mails will finally go answered.) Up first, we have a little bit of holiday jangle from Philadelphia popsters The Swimmers:

There are three types of Christmas songs I prefer: Horrible historical artifacts that must be shared with an unsuspecting public; takes on traditional source material done in a unique way by unexpected artists; and good songs that just happen to have a holiday theme. This track by Philadelphia’s The Swimmers falls squarely in the last of these categories. It captures the band’s jangle nicely (their debut full-length, Fighting Trees, will be released nationally on Mad Dragon Records next year, and it’s streaming in full on their Web site) while also evoking the sentiments of the season.

The Swimmers – The Christmas Sound [MP3] The Swimmers [Official site] [Photo via MySpace]

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