Brushfire Records — home of Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings, Matt Costa, G. Love, Rogue Wave and others — will soon release This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1, a mix of Christmas songs performed by their family of artists.
Can Indie Rock do Christmas justice? I hope so. Jack Johnson will sing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Someday at Christmas". Their is also a Mason Jennings' rendition of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" that should be...interesting.
From Brushfire: "This is something we've been talking about for a while. It was a little difficult to get everyone in the Christmas spirit to record these songs during the summer, but we pulled it off." Elsewhere on the disc, Matt Costa does "All I Want for Christmas" and G. Love debuts "Christmas Baby."
The collection will also feature the first ever official track by Malaysian singer Zee Avi, who is the first woman to be added to the Brushfire roster. Patrick Keeler (drummer from the Raconterus) really likes her and claims she's a cross between Norah Jones and Billie Holliday. Check out a clip of Avi here.