Mark McGuire dipped out of his epic drone band Emeralds a little bit before they imploded, but since then he’s been having a fruitful solo career. His new album Along The Way is a stunner, but to tide fans over until that’s out stateside he’s just released The Sounds Of Xmas, a collection McGuire gave to friends and family in 2006. Even though the songs are seven years old, the release carries many of the same stylistic themes of his new one, especially in the mining of home videos for vocal samples. Listen below.
Along The Way is out 2/4 via Dead Oceans.