New Christmas Music For Punk Rock Fans From Carly Jamison

The Happiest Christmas Tree
Musical artist Carly Jamison has announced the release of her fourth and final Christmas single of the year. Unlike her previous three singles which were all self-penned, this fourth single is a cover of a Christmas classic.

“I knew I wanted to include a cover in this new batch of tunes, but I didn’t want to do something that was covered a million times already.” says Jamison. “I’m not a fan of covers that sound just like the original. I prefer to do my own versions and really make them my own.”

For that cover, she chose “The Happiest Christmas Tree” which was originally recorded by Nat King Cole and released in 1959. “I wanted to do an angry rock version of it”, she says, “but Tres Sasser, my producer, wanted me to do a cover of a Ramones Christmas song. In the end, we were inspired to combine both ideas and do a cover of the Nat King Cole song in the style of The Ramones. We think it worked out really well.”

“I loved the idea of Carly doing a Ramones song”, says Sasser. “Both being New Yorkers, I’ve always felt that she’s cut from the same rock and roll fabric as they were, so this is punk rock Christmas … Carly style. This song is also completely different from the other three Christmas singles which really shows her diversity as an artist.”

In a nod to The Ramones, the New York City punk scene, and classic animated Christmas specials, the video for the song includes an animated gingerbread man performing live at CBGB’s, the legendary punk rock venue.

Recorded at The Sound Shelter in Franklin, TN, players on the project include Chris Tench on guitars, Tres Sasser on bass, and Nate Moran on drums and percussion. It was engineered by Brett Ryan Stewart and mixed by Joe Costa (known for his work with Ben Folds, Ke$ha, and Brad Paisley) at The Sound Shelter. Mastering was done by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters who has worked on dozens of Grammy winning, gold and platinum projects by artists including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and many others.

“The Happiest Christmas Tree” is available for download at:

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1DBzd3g

Amazon: http://amzn.to/136AT3G

Bandcamp:

For more information visit http://www.carlyjamison.com

The Next Great Christmas Novelty Song Has Been Released By Carly Jamison

I'm Getting A Ukulele For Christmas
Songwriter Carly Jamison has announced the release of her third Christmas single this year – “I’m Getting A Ukulele For Christmas”. Written in the traditional of all great Christmas novelty records, it’s a fun genre-defying song that celebrates the joys and excitement associated with receiving exactly what you’ve been wanting for Christmas.

“The song is 100% autobiographical”, says Jamison. “I was literally driving home with the ukulele that I was getting for Christmas in the back of my car when I first started hearing it in my head. By the time I got home, the first and second verses were pretty much written.”

Producer Tres Sasser says the sound is “a mix of sidewalk buskers, winter time magic, street performers and dixieland jazz with a few Hawaiian elements to respect the history of the instrument”.

“I’m Getting A Ukulele For Christmas” is available for download from:
iTunes – http://bit.ly/12nFePH
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1vXdnSo
Bandcamp – http://bit.ly/1FNysjy

It is currently streaming on:

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The song was recorded at The Sound Shelter in Franklin, TN. Players on the project include Chris Tench on guitars, Tres Sasser on bass, and Nate Moran on drums and percussion. It was engineered by Brett Ryan Stewart and mixed by Joe Costa (known for his work with Ben Folds, Ke$ha, and Brad Paisley) at The Sound Shelter. Mastering was done by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters who has worked on dozens of Grammy winning, gold and platinum projects by artists including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and many others.

For more information visit http://www.carlyjamison.com

Watch Hafdis Huld’s “Lucky” Acoustic Performance

Hafdis Huld Lucky Acoustic VideoHafdis Huld and guitarist Alisdair Wright filmed a special series of acoustic performance videos at every stop along their recent tour of Iceland. Following up their video covers of Radiohead’s “Creep” and Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” is an acoustic performance of Hafdis Huld’s song “Lucky.” The video was filmed at their stop in Eyjafjörður with it’s beautiful and picturesque landscape providing the perfect backdrop for the performance.

“Lucky” is featured on Hafdis Huld’s album Home, released April 29, 2014 on OK!Good Records. The song was also recently remixed by 22 year old German producer Glastrophobie, hitting #1 & #3 on the Hype Machine Remix and Popular Chart respectively.

Hafdis is hitting the road again this month for a UK Tour. Click Here for tour dates and to sample a few of the songs she’ll be playing live via DeliRadio. Several dates have already sold out so grab your tickets now!

Hear It Here First! Elton John Engelbert Humperdinck Duet From Engelbert Calling CD

Something About The Way You Look Tonight by ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK with ELTON JOHN from the album ENGELBERT CALLING
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Also available from http://www.okgoodrecords.com

Engelbert Calling is the first ever duets album from the legendary and incomparable Engelbert Humperdinck. This collection is his 80th album and comes forty-five years after his first number one hit single and signature tune – “Release Me”. Featuring brand new recordings of classic tracks with some of the biggest and best voices on the planet, all handpicked by the legendary singer himself, this is an album that celebrates both an incredible career and all that is best in music. [Read more…]

Watch Jon Allen Cover Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”

Jon Allen Covers Bruce Springsteen

Continuing the trend of OK!Good artists recording covers of their favorite songs, singer-songwriter Jon Allen recently sat down to record a special acoustic performance of Bruce Springsteen’s classic, “Dancing in the Dark.” Jon puts his own personal twist on the 1984 single which was featured on Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A., and has been previously covered by big names like Tina Turner, Tegan and Sara, Kermit the Frog, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Watch Jon Allen’s cover below and stay up to date with more of his cover videos by signing up for his mailing list.

Jon Allen recently released Deep River  on OK!Good Records on July 8th, 2014. Pick up a copy in our webstore.

Lyrics: “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen

I get up in the evening and I ain’t got nothing to say
I come home in the morning, I go to bed feelin’ the same way
I ain’t nothing but tired, man I’m just tired and bored with myself
Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

You can’t start a fire, you can’t start a fire without a spark
This gun’s for hire even if we’re just dancing in the dark

Message just keep getting clearer, radio’s on and I’m moving ’round my place
I check my look in the mirror, I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face
Man, I ain’t getting nowhere, I’m just living in a dump like this
There’s something happening somewhere, baby I just know that there is

You can’t start a fire, you can’t start a fire without a spark
This gun’s for hire even if we’re just dancing in the dark

You sit around getting older, there’s a joke here somewhere and it’s on me
I’ll shake this world off my shoulders, come on baby this laugh’s on me

Stay on the streets of this town and they’ll be carving you up alright
They say you gotta stay hungry, hey baby, I’m just about starving tonight
I’m dying for some action, I’m sick of sitting ’round here tryin’ to write this book
I need a love reaction, come on now baby gimme just one look

You can’t start a fire sitting ’round cryin’ over a broken heart
This gun’s for hire even if we’re just dancing in the dark
You can’t start a fire worryin’ about your little world fallin’ apart
This gun’s for hire even if we’re just dancing in the dark
Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

Watch Hafdis Huld’s Acoustic Cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”

Hafdis Huld "Creep" (Radiohead) Cover
During her recent tour across the far corners of Iceland, Hafdis Huld filmed a special series of acoustic videos with guitarist and partner Alisdair Wright. The two filmed one-take performance videos at every farm, guest house, and out of the way place they visited while on the road. The first video in their series is a beautifully dreamy cover of Radiohead’s classic track, “Creep,” filmed in a tiny hut at a place called Skipalækur near Egilsstaðir.

You can catch up on Hafdis’ tour diaries and photos from the tour on her website: HafdisHuld.com and stay up to date on her tour-video series by subscribing to: YouTube.com/user/hafdishuld.

Lyrics: “Creep” by Radiohead

When you were here before
Couldn’t look you in the eye
You’re just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You’re so fucking special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

I don’t care if it hurts
I want to have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice when I’m not around
You’re so fucking special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

She’s running out the door, She’s running out
She runs runs runs runs..

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You’re so fucking special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here , I don’t belong here