This week may have already brought us the first listen to Sufjan Stevens, the Dessner brothers, and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry’s holiday album, Gloria! Songs for Christmas Vol. VI, but Sufjan isn’t done unveiling Christmas collaborations just yet: Sounds Familyre Records announced the release of the 3rd volume in their A Familyre Christmas series recently, which includes tunes by Dan Zimmerman, Ben + Vesper, Lenny Smith, and a wonderful recording of the song “Up On The Housetop” by Sufjan and Vesper Stamper.
While the entire 14-track compilation is available as a free download on Bandcamp, Sounds Familyre asks that you consider purchasing Volume 1 or 2 of their past holiday efforts to help offset the cost of offering the new record for free. So stream those comps at the links above and give “Up On The Housetop” a spin below:
Sufjan Stevens & Vesper Stamper – “Up On The Housetop”