As you may know, Pushmi-Pullyu has been working on new album – for a very long time. Word is, that album is nearing completion. (FINALLY!)
In related news, the Mixtapes|Heartbreaks blog recently featured Pushmi-Pullyu’s “In the Bleak Midwinter” in their March MP3 Roundup. “In the Bleak Midwinter” was originally arranged for a performance a few years back on WYOU’s Just Say Ho! Telethon, which required local bands to play at least one holiday tune. Pushmi-Pullyu chose an old Christmastime hymn, turning it into a sort-of love song. (We then released it as mam233.)
Check out “In the Bleak Midwinter,” as well as Mixtapes|Heartbreaks’s other March picks here. For updates on the album, follow the band on Facebook and/or Twitter.
“In The Bleak Midwinter” is a new single from Pushmi-Pullyu’s first full-band album, Never Love A Stranger. Originally arranged for a live performance on WYOU, “In The Bleak Midwinter” is the band’s take on a classic carol with words by the English poet Christina Rossetti (circa 1872).
Never Love A Stranger documents Pushmi-Pullyu’s shift from electronic ambient pop to completely instrumented textural rock.
Recorded at House Arrest studios in Madison, WI by Brian Nolan (of American Hi-Fi). Cover photo by Nikki Gibson. Cover design by John Praw.
Each year, WYOU holds a very special holiday-time fundraiser. This year, Mine All Mine Records is lucky to be a part of it. Two of our artists will be playing sets live in the WYOU studios.
You can tune in to WYOU’s Ustream channel to watch the LIVE filming of Pushmi-Pullyu and Fambly Fun!’s segments, which will later be aired on the network throughout the week. We’ll post links to the archived live sets here when they become available.
Pushmi-Pullyu :: Tuesday, December 7th – 4:45 PM to 5:10 PM
Fambly Fun! :: Sunday, December 12th – 4:45 PM to 5:10 PM
WYOU has been gracious enough to provide some of our artists with this great opportunity. To learn more about WYOU (and learn about how you can help), check out their website here.
UPDATE: Fixed the streaming link to WYOU’s Ustream channel.