Hallie Pritts is one of those fine people who gives me things. Hallie does publicity for Shut Eye Records and lately she's been sending me CDs to review. Emma Hill, Angie Mattson, Lohio - those were all courtesy of Hallie.
In her other life, Hallie is a member of Boca Chica, the Pittsburgh-based alt-folk collective about whom you are starting to hear the growing buzz. And Boca Chica want to give us all something!
As part of the annual Christmas compendium compiled by their label, Indiecater, Boca Chica is offering up a couple of free releases. Not on Christmas Eve is a honky tonk number about getting dumped on Christmas, and Snow Angels is a pretty little folk song about water freezing in your toilet because you have no heat in your house.
You can get the free downloads here. Because even Christmas ditties need a touch of reality.