Christmas is not even a week away, which means that for the past weeks there has been Christmas songs playing on the radio, TV, and almost everywhere. I absolutely hate Christmas music! If I could make one genre of music vanish forever, this would definitely be the one.

But there are, however, two records of it that I actually not only like, but really enjoy. Probably the most eclectic band I have ever heard, New Yorkers Tribecastan do their very personal take on a bunch of classic Christmas songs on their EPs Coal again and The twisted Christmas. In the usual Tribecastan style, they mix countless styles and instruments from all over the world, including yayli tambur, mandocello, trombone, congas, marimba, baritone sax, lap steel, accordeon, sitar, steel pans and many more.