Just received an awesome darkwave/experimental X-mas comp titled "No Silent Night - The 2nd Coming" from Brooklyn artist MAYa - it features a bunch of her musically talented friends who recorded holiday-themed songs under various pseudonyms. It's a not-for-sale cd-r handed out to friends of the artists but we received permission to make it available to blogland as a free download - so Merry Christmas everyone!! A Soundcloud jukebox is above and here's a Mediafire link to the whole compilation.
It kicks off with a great cover of the Pretenders' classic "2000 Miles" by Alice Cohen (who is billed here as "Lilac Frost") -- i'm not exactly sure who's who in the rest of the cloaked artist listing but some of the standout tracks to my ears include "It's Christmas Time" by Acorn Falling, "Last Christmas" by George Michael's 8" Stocking, "Suzy Snowflake" by Orange Dawn, & "Blue X-mas" by Elvis's 9.5" Mistletoe. Most of these songs fit into the World Serpent aesthetic so don't be expecting H-Pop memory zones as there's something more sinister at play here.
MAYa has two 10" vinyl albums on the Discalcula label that are well worth checking out -- here's a couple excellent videos for tracks from these records: