AncestorsWelcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews, wherein we give you the lowdown in 75 words or less. Today, Nick Hall weighs in on recent releases from Ancestors, AU, the Mountain Goats, Brian Setzer Orchestra and xx after the jump.
Brian Setzer and the gang ring those sleigh bells
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.
The country revisionists behind BR5-49 play Nashville's numbers game.
August 5 - 11, 1999
Part one of a pre-millennial salute to the music that made America sing.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.