Christmas time is upon us, and to harness the festive cheer, Rack & Ruin around proud to join in with the festivities, with their very own offering.
Bobby Aherne, aka Dublin Duck Dispensary was the man behind this compilation. Mustering up some Christmas spirit, from fellow labelmates, and coming up with the goods in next to no time at all.
It only seems right that he should open proceedings, with a typically singalong hit, whose uplifting charm resonates throughout the song, and sets the album off to a flyer!
Following that was always going to be difficult, but the Gnouli Monsters return (from what seems an age), with a song that contains a lyric asking for a new "G.I. Joe", it can hardly fail can it!
The album contains with the joy of Jason the Swamp, a more than welcome return from Light Aircraft on Fire, before The Macadamia Brothers take on "Let it Snow". New label arrival, A Series of Dark Caves, is next up with his first track on Rack & Ruin. His debut release will be coming in the New Year.
The final two tracks are from the raucous Slothbear, who surely are heading for a superb 2009, and Minor Constellations (aka Lil' Dean), who ends with the eternal classic "Silent Night". Happy Christmas to one and all, and may 2009 be a great year!
1. Dublin Duck Dispensary - Christmas Thesis (2:25)
2. Gnouli Monsters - Are You Serious, Santa? (2:15)
3. Jason the Swamp - Snow (1:27)
4. Light Aircraft on Fire - On Silver Globe (The Earth is Golden) (5:11)
5. The Macadamia Brothers - Let in Snow (2:11)
6. A Series of Dark Caves - Novelty Xmas Song (5:00)
7. Slothbear - White Christmas (3:30)
8. Minor Constellations - Silent Night (1:27)