Yesterday Piney Gir got us in the seasonal spirit with her fantastic new tune “Everybody Knows It’s Christmas” (get your free download here), and we have plenty more festive treats instore for you over the next 23 days, including one today from one of our favourite independent labels.
As always, the tracks are completely free to to download and there’s no need to sign up to any mailing lists to access the tracks (though if you’d like to you can join ours here), but we’d love you to make a donation to the wonderful charity Help Musicians, who offer health and welfare support to musicians at all stages of their lives.
On with the music!
Based on the remote Hebridean Isle of Eigg, Lost Map Records have been unfurling carefully crafted releases since 2013, including boatloads of Joyzine favourites from Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business to Pictish Trail to Firestations (who coincidentally are playing Joyzine’s freshly announced co-promoted gig with the lovely people at Sonic Tonic on 21st January at Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney – details here).
They’re planning to see out the year in style with a brace of Christmas shows at two of Scotland’s finest independent music venues this weekend under the title Humbug!
Friday 3rd December sees them roll into Edinburgh’s Summerhall with performances from Callum Easter, Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business, Gordon McIntyre, Maranta and EHFM DJs.
The following day they’ll be at Mono in Glasgow, with Herbert Powell, Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business, Savage Mansion, Happy Spendy, Sulka and a DJ set from Free Love.
Tickets for the shows are available here priced at £16 for one gig or £28 for both events.
The Edinburgh show will see the introduction of the newest member of the Lost Map family, Gordon McIntyre, formerly of cult Scottish indie-pop darlings Ballboy, who also provides today’s festive Advent Calendar treat in the form of “Me and You and The Ghosts of Christmas Past”, a melancholic beauty of a track packed full of twinkling keys, Christmas bells and an angelic chorus.
If you’d like to hear more of this sort of thing, check out Lost Maps’ Postmap club, which sends you new music every month in the form of a beautifully designed postcard from just £3 a month. Find out more here.
Come back tomorrow for more exclusive tracks + check out the tracks from previous windows, all of which are still available to download: