Now, I like me some Josh Caterer songs all year round but more specifically, right now at Christmastime. Josh just put out a new Christmas EP called The Heart of Christmas. You should own it, like, now. It’s perfect tree-trimming and gift-opening holiday music. Another one of my favorite holiday albums also happens to be from Josh and his old band, Duvall. I do highly recommend checking out that album, as well (O Holy Night).
Back to the brand new EP. Love it. Knew I would. Know you will too. It’s $4.95 via iTunes or $4.45 via Amazon – but if you’re really cool (like us), you’ll purchase it along with a t-shirt or ornament (or both) from Josh’s webstore. Josh is cool, too. Did you know that he’s the singer of the legendary Chicago punk band Smoking Popes? So, yeah. He’s also got that going for him.
While I completely dig all five songs on the EP, Conroy the Gingerbread Boy happens to be a personal favorite. It’s about, you guessed it, a gingerbread boy. It’s a cute and quirky song about a gingerbread cookie boy that comes to life – not because of a magic hat but because of red hots for his eyes! Just listen to the song and you and your kids will get a laugh out of it, just like we do.
I am hoping to catch Josh on tour at his acoustic performance in Chicago this December. If I do, I will be sure to share some video footage, as he puts on a great show.
*And, of course, I couldn’t think of a better time to shamelessly plug Eric’s Christmas songs. It’s been a rough month, as he was just laid off from his job. I, for one, am happy he took some time to record these festive songs for us. We’re not going to let this bump in the road spoil our holiday. These acoustic cover songs are a little traditional (think White Christmas and Silent Night), a little punky (think Alkaline Trio and Dear Landlord), and there’s also one original. You can get them for free here. Please show him some love, peeps. He’s @cystsfts on Twitter.
Peace and go get Josh’s new EP!