The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Trixie Whitley, Bobby Long, The 12 Days of Local Christmas

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The 12 Days of Local Christmas are back this year, kicking off with a track called “Christmas Eve With You” by Aaron Brown & The York Street Hustle.  Mid-day host Helen Leicht has curated a great compilation of original holiday songs by local musicians, featuring music by Good Old War, Deb Callahan and more – go here to download the full set, and listen in to XPN to hear the songs played back during My Morning Download with Morning show host Michaela Majoun in the 9 a.m. ET hour and on Helen’s Philly Local pick of the day in the 1 p.m. ET hour.

While XPN2 is helping us celebrate the holiday season with Jingle Jams, the weekly Folkadelphia show has moved over to The Key in the form of downloadable in-studio sessions.  This week’s guest was Black Dub vocalist and solo musician Trixie Whitley, a powerful singer with a captivating delivery.  Listen to the full session below and download it via Folkadelphia’s Bandcamp.

Bobby Long premiered a track off of his upcoming Wishbone LP this week over on Paste.  The British singer-songwriter will release the follow-up to last year’s debut LP A Winter’s Tale in February through ATO Records.  Listen to “In Your Way” below and download it here.

Garage-pop four-piece Cold Fronts were our featured band for this week’s entry in The Key Studio Sessions.  The Philly bred outfit recorded four authentic, sweaty rock songs including a new one called “Sum Girls.”  Listen to the track below and download the full session here.  Check out Cold Fronts live when they play Kung Fu Necktie on December 12th; tickets and information can be found here.

Philly’s White Birds shared a new song called “I Had a Dream I Did Everything Right” earlier this week, a track that frontman James Harvey describes as his apology to the people who mean the most to him.  Give it a listen below and download the track from White Birds’ Bandcamp.

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