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Comfort & Joy Christmas Compilation to benefit homeless youth

for_the_kidsAnalog Ghost Recordings is proud to release Comfort & Joy, a special limited-edition Christmas Compliation album.  All proceeds from the album will go towards providing resources for homeless youth.  The album features a diverse line-up including legendary bassist Mike Watt, Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen), The Music Tapes, and Rob Crow (Pinback), performing holiday classics both old and new.


The album is available as a download, cassette tape, or a limited vinyl record.


Comfort & Joy can be purchased here: Analog Ghost Recordings



Track Listing for Comfort & Joy:

Side One:

1. Quasi – “Christmas on Credit”

2. Rob Crow (Pinback) - “Wasail Among Us”

3. Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen) - “Christmas Waltz”

4. Human Hearts (Franklin Bruno) – “June is as Cold as December”

5. David Ivar aka Black Yaya (Herman Dune) - “I Fought the Lord”

6. Golden Boots – “Mele Kalikimaka”

7. Wckr Spgt – “The Ballad of Snowy Brown”

8. Refrigerator – “Christmas in the Sun”


Side Two:

1. The Music Tapes – “Let it Snow”

2. Ida – “Heard it from Heaven Today”

3. Nima Kazerouni ft Maston – “Dear Santa, This World is Strange”

4. Wooden Wand – “Silver Bells”

5. Outravez (Monotonix) - “Banu Hoshech Legaresh” **** VINYL EXCLUSIVE

6. Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) – “Piano Fell Asleep In The Bushes”

7. Mike Watt - “The First Noel”

8. Terry Riley - “God Rest Ye”

Il Sogno del Marinaio : La Busta Gialla

La Busta Gialla

Mike Watt has never let himself be seen as “just” a bass player, nor has he ever been a man to hang his flannel shirt on just one singular musical peg. Whether it was the groundbreaking music he created with the legendary Minutemen or fIREHOSE, his bands the Secondmen or the Missingmen, or the work he has done with everyone from Porno for Pyros to Dinosaur Jr. to The Stooges, Watt is a musician who is anything but a “one trick pony.” This is why his latest project, Il Sogno del Marinaio (The Sailor’s Dream), and new album, La Busta Gialla (The Yellow Envelope) is as intriguingly interesting as it is off-the wall.

Channeling, at times, the work Mike Patton has done with Italian musicians, Watt and fellow players Stefano Pilia (guitars) and Andrea Belfi (drums) have crafted an album that plays like the soundtrack to a movie that the listener must create in their own imagination. Comprised of instrumental tracks that slowly build as the album plays, the final payoff is in the songs with vocals. If you’re a fan of the quirky and the different side of life, you will definitely enjoy La Busta Gialla.

La Busta Gialla is out now on Clenchedwrench.