The ‘Gum Drop CXIX: Hear New Christmasy Julian Koster, Win An Epiphone Guitar

This morning we sent out the final ‘Gum Drop of 2009 and in the spirit of the season decided to pass along an updated take on a Holiday standard. Last year Neutral Milk Hotel/Music Tapes’ Julian Koster released The Singing Saw At Christmastime. He recently returned to his workshop and recorded a new saw-only carol, “Let It Snow!,” which debuted in this week’s Drop. When we made a joke to Julian about his saw, aka North, chopping down Christmas trees, he reminded us saws saw: “He’s made a nice big table for recording machines to rest on, but saws generally refuse to chop, being of the sawing persuasion. Clearly you are thinking of the singing axes. They’ll chop anything.” Fair enough. We also asked him about the song. Read his response to a question about Global Warming and its effect on “Let It Snow!” while you listen to the track.

Today’s ‘Gum Drop also offered you a chance to win an Epiphone Dot Studio Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar.

Merry Christmas everyone. One winner gets an Epiphone Dot Studio semi-hollow electric guitar courtesy of Cornerstone. Take a look:

Do some research at Epiphone while you sit by the fire. ENTER TO WIN. That, and you have a few more days to enter and win an Out-Of-Print Vinyl Prize Pack, featuring Kraftwerk, War Child’s Heroes, Massive Attack, & Hot Chip.