Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Fare from Wrieuw Recordings, AKW, Memoryhouse, Andrew Palmer & Sarah Handy

Monday, December 16, 2013

Five Free Holiday Albums from Noisetrade

Festive tunes from At Ease Christmas Classics, Front Range Christian School, Centretown Records, The Concept

Holiday tunes from Slow Dakota, Moon Park, Wheeland Brothers, The Pauses, Kirby Krackle

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Boy's Life - Christmas 1934

Thanks to the original poster/scanner

Xmas with Boom Forest, Pop Punk's Not Dead (Comp), Waiting For Snow 2 (Comp.), Linby, Falling Up

Album of the Day: Merry Christmas (Hip-O Comp. 2005)

Here's a terrific compilation of Christmas classics to soundtrack your holiday preparations...

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Xmas Music Roundup: The Reindeer Tribe, Marina V, Tinsel Machine, Can't Say Records, Sarah Macintosh, David Hollandsworth, Wolf Hut

Holiday Music Roundup: Richard X Heyman, Thought Beneath Film, Josienne Clark & Ben Walker, Mahoney & The Moment, Lisa Pankratz, Snow Globe Comp.


Christmas Music Roundup: Eenie Meanie Holiday Mix, Mark Geary & Glen Hansard, Meiko, The Frontier Needs Heroes

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Album of the Day: A Town Called Christmas - The Ohio City Singers

New Music from Mi Mye, David Disharoon, The Larch, Sleeper Agent, Evie Archer, The Sweet Remains

New from The Rocket Summer, Daniela Andrade, Shaylee Simeone, Anna Gilbert, Jim Breuer, Kenny Loggins

New Christmas music from The Milkweeds, Whisper Sands, Couples Skate Only, Trev Conkey

New music from Epiphany Sound, The Tzukettes, Ben Grant, Sandmarx, The Agency

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Album of the Day: The John Gary Christmas Album

New Releases from Simply Three, Cherie Currie & Lita Ford, Hullabahoos, Wyatt Funderburk, Galen Crew

New Releases From Gandalph Murphy, Ian McGlynn, Lia Rose, Echosmith, The Garlands

New Releases from Page CXVI, Act of Congress, Grace Covenant Worship, The Rock Music, Big Daddy Weave

New releases from Oh Christmas Trees, Big Tree, Jamie Horten, Mark Aaron James

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Releases from Portland Cello Project, Nick Garrie, Greg Laswell, Crying Day Care Choir, D.D. & the Flakes



New Releases from Lowri Evans, Geoffrey & the Livingstones, Kitfox, Alan Curtis, Gabi DiPace

New Releases from Aislin Recordings, Indiecater Records, Cornerstone UK, Steven Solomon, The Wearing

New Releases from Sofia Talvik, Desperate Measures feat. Elizabeth McQueen, Bearkat, Christmas Aguilera, Doris Cellar

Monday, December 2, 2013

New Releases: Winter Is On My Head Vol.5, Jon & Valerie Guerra, Josh Gilligan, Chris Friesen

New Releases: Mitch Benn, Hiram Ring, Factories & Alleyways, Magnolia Sons

New Releases, Sara Dee, Jason Heine, That Band From Holland, MandoPony

Why Fidelity 2013: Christmas Pudding Pops

Out first seasonal podcast of 2013 features WhyFi worthy tracks from Buck Owens, Sy Mann, The Osmond Brothers, Jaymz Bee & The Royal Jelly Orchestra, Jack Jones, The Cricketones, The Dallas Cowboys and many more.

Friday, November 29, 2013

New @ Bandcamp: Jerry Turner, bongolong, P1K

Singles: Mark Nevin, Lisa Lauren, The Dandy Warhols

Album of the Day: Paste Holiday Sampler 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Singles: Ariana Grande, The Orange Peels, The Dollyrots


New Releases: ManTeam, Kate & Tyler, The Cornell's, Russ Rosen Band

New Releases: Robbie McIntosh, Rusty Bird, The Shipwrecked at the Stable

Charity Christmas Singles from Mr. Speaker

New Release: Wishes + Kisses - The Winter Experiment

New Release: The Xmas EP - Never Shout Never

Singles: I'm Your Vinyl, Gary Hoey, Masked Intruder

Singles: Kellie Pickler, Edwin McCain, Julia Fordham & Judith Owen, Giuliana Rancic & Dee Snider

Voices for St. Mary's Home - Charity Compilation (Mobile, Al)

New Releases: Todd McHatton, The Lower Lights, Folk Angel

Heart's 2013 Christmas Single (w/Aaron Neville, Richard Marx)

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Christmas Catastrophe

A calamitous collision of kitty cat, (very full) coffee cup and computer keyboard has clobbered my PC. 
While I await official permission from the missus to replace my fallen laptop the SWO empire will feature fewer blog posts and more tweets. Hopefully things will be back to normal in a few days. 

Cheers and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Singles: The Gospel Whiskey Runners, Sin City Sinners, Chelsea Savage, Jae Jin & Phil Wood

New Releases: The Last Bison, Natasha Miller

New Releases: Christmas with the Dallas Cowboys Legends, Anthem Lights, Jordan Howerton Band

New Release: Christine Lavin Presents Just One Angel v2.0

New Singles: Alyssa Bonagura, Crystal Bowersox, Jessica Campbell, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

New Release: North Star - Emily West & K.S. Rhoades

New Release: A Classic Christmas - Matthew Morrison

New Expanded Reissue: PTXmas - Pentatonix

New Releases (Bandcamp): The Medicine Show Festive Collection, Beautiful Tension, Pyramid of Arts Youth Group

New Singles: Lady Antebellum, Sarah Darling, Ariana Grande

New Releases (Bandcamp): The Lower Lights, Nymphs and Shepherds, Charles Arthur

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Releases (Bandcamp): The Disappointment Choir, Craig Alan Hughes, Lois Mahalia

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Releases (Bandcamp): Decembersongs, The Kopek Millionaires,, BEAULIEU PORCH

New Releases (Bandcamp) Alicia Witt, the Milton Street Revival Band, Conn Curran

Album of the Day: Funky Christmas

New Release: Slower Than Christmas - Mountain Man

Monday, November 11, 2013

New Release: Snow Globe - Erasure

New Release: Wilde Winter Songbook - Kim Wilde

Spotify Link Coming Soon

New Releases: Trouvere, Jason Dunton

...or listen on Spotify

...or listen on Spotify

Christmas at (Public Radio Exchange)

Found this terrific source of holiday listening pleasure courtesy of RadioJonD and the helpful posters at the MyMerryChristmas Christmas Radio forums. If your the least bit interested in which stations have flipped to all-holiday format or when your favorite DJ or radio show is doing something festive this season then this is the spot for you, lots of great information! is the home of Public Radio Exchange (find out more about PRX here). PRX offers free streams of many of their seasonal offerings both new and old. They also have Thanksgiving programming as well as a year round selection of award winning shows. Sign up for a free account and listen to endless hours of amazing content..

Here's An Operavore Christmas hosted by WQXR's Naomi Lewin

...and from last year Wind and Rhythm's "Christmas Shuffle"

Album of the Day: A Christmas Album - Bright Eyes

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Album of the Day: Wrapped In Red - Kelly Clarkson

New Release: Christmas Songs - Bad Religion

New Releases: Meghan Stolar Brown, North Point, Christmas Grass



New Release: Snowed In - Mindy Smith

New Release: Home For Christmas - Susan Boyle

New Release: Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

New Release: The Best Man Holiday (Soundtrack)

New Release: A Restless Heart Christmas

New Release: Let it Snow - New York Voices

New Releases: Clare Teal, Pee Wee Ellis, Siegfried Van Noten Group