This time last year, San Francisco's Wooden Shjips released a Holiday Cassingle featuring psychedelic covers of "Auld Lang Syne" and "O Tannenbaum". The 4-piece -- who famously gave away all 300 copies of their debut 10'' -- offered free mp3 version of the cassingle to the WFMU blog, posted by Brian Turner here. Meanwhile, the 100 physical copies of the cassette sold out in no time, and -- in the spirit of The Holidaze -- all proceeds went to the San Francisco Food Bank.
This holiday season, Wooden Shjips' guitarist and vocalist Erik "Ripley" Johnson is continuing this tradition. He sent over an mp3 from his new project Moon Duo, a re-imagined "Silver Bells" with a bit of Hawkwind's "Silver Machine" thrown in the mix: Moon Duo - Silver Bells (mp3)
We are auctioning off three one-sided holiday 12" LPs manufactured by Sacred Bones records. They are part of a private press batch, created as a limited-edition holiday gifts and not available for sale anywhere! Proceeds go to the SF Food Bank.
The auction ends Christmas Eve, and to get us all in the holiday zone, here's BT's original post of the 2008 Wooden Shjips holiday cassingle, which we the Shjips have kindly allowed us to share via the Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons license. There's more Wooden Shjips on the FMA here, too, from WFMU's Primavera Sound and ATP-NY'08 broadcasts. You can donate directly to the SF Food Bank here.