Au Revoir Simone, Sally Shapiro, My Brightest Diamond, and others contribute to Christmas compilation for charity

    Can we call it the "Do They Know It’s Christmas" mentality" that fills artists with holiday goodwill and compels them to jump onto charity compilation albums/songs like metal shavings to a magnet? Whatever it is, it’s produced another collaborative effort, I’ll Stay Til’ After Christmas, featuring work from Au Revoir Simone, My Brightest Diamond, Sally Shapiro, Blitzen Trapper, Figurine, Parenthetical Girls, Le Loup, Au, Papercuts, Arthur & Yu, No Kids, Radar Bros., Man of Arms, Turk Dietrich, and Bosque Brown.

    The disc’s compiler, Daniel Gill, has been sending mix CDs to his friends and family each Christmas for years, and just recently decided to capitalize on this particular gesture of goodwill. According to the press release, the compilation purposely tries to show the emotional variation that occurs during the holidays for many, and provide some measure of relief to the saccharine pop that dogs us all during the holiday season. All proceeds from the album will go to Amnesty International.

     

    I’ll Stay Til’ After Christmas tracklist:

     

    Au Revoir Simone – Christmastime Is Here

    Le Loup – Shenandoah

    Figurine – The Holidays Behind Us

    Sally Shapiro – Anorak Christmas (Piano Mix)

    Arthur & Yu – My White Elephant

    My Brightest Diamond – Nature Boy

    Parenthetical Girls – Festive Friends (Forever)

    No Kids – Another Winter In a Summer Town

    Radar Bros. – Baby Jesus

    Blitzen Trapper – Christmas Is Coming Soon

    Man of Arms – It’s Christmastime and Everything’s Wrong

    Au- I’ll Be Home for Christmas

    Papercuts – Go Tell It On the Mountain

    Bosque Brown – Silent Night

    Turk Dietrich of Belong – Blue Christmas