As ever we got in touch with some of our favourite Canadian artists in the hope of providing you with a seasonal selection to overcome the same old same old winter jams. We set the challenge of coming up with a track that relates to this time of year, be it the holiday season, the weather or anything vaguely seasonal and once again they have come up with the goods. From hushed, electronic Arthur Russell-esque ballads to Tragically Hip meets the E-Street Band horn driven hoedowns, pots and pans solos to a band using instruments carved out of ice, there is a little bit of something for everyone.

Eight of the tracks were recorded for this Compilation, while the others are selected from some of our favourite seasonal releases of the year. Be sure to check out the Tracks section over the coming days to find out more about each artist or click on the song titles below now to go direct to their Bandcamp pages.

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Tracklist:

  1. Luka Kuplowsky - Winter Snow, Soft Grenade
  2. The Acorn with Jazmine Wykes - Skipping Stones
  3. Michael C Duguay - Yankee Swap
  4. Kristian Noel Pedersen - Everything’s The Same Except It Isn’t
  5. Charles Spearin - The Christmas Box
  6. The Bobby Tenderloin Universe featuring Marlaena Moore - Merry Christmas
  7. Jenn Grant - Downtown Christmas Eve
  8. P’tit Belliveau - Invite Les Animaux Dans Ta Maison
  9. Droni Mitchell - Teach Your Feet To Fly
  10. Dana Gavanski - Memories Of Winter
  11. Catriona Sturton - This Dirty Town (Got Covered In Snow)
  12. Aladean Kheroufi - Holiday Cheer
  13. Bookclub - A Bookclub Christmas
  14. The Burning Hell - Everybody’s Home For The Holidays
  15. Elisapie (Featuring Beatrice Deer) - Qanniuguma
  16. Royal Canoe - Today We Are Believers (Glacial)- Live
  17. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Heart - Wave Into The Eyewall

Our thanks as ever go out to the artists, labels and managers who make this project possible. Once again Jon Neher assisted making sure everything sounds as good as it can, while this years cover is a photo of Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia taken by Aaron McKenzie Fraser.

All of these songs have been given free for your listening pleasure. We hope you enjoy them and have a fantastic festive season. At this time of year especially there are hundreds of good causes all seeking your help - we hope that, in keeping with the spirit of giving, if you enjoy this compilation you might consider giving a donation to one of them.