Song of the Day: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – Inuit

photo by Laura Totten

photo by Laura Totten

Every Monday through Friday we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day Podcast Subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is “Inuit” by Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band from their self-released holiday EP An Eskimo’s Christmas.

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – Inuit (MP3)

Just when you think you can’t hear another Christmas song without exploding (they’ve been playing in the ether since October!!), we offer one that will make you reconsider your Christmas tune embargo. Today’s song IS from a Christmas themed EP, but we promise no over the top halls decked with anything holly or jolly. Instead, true to Benjamin Verdoes’ dream song writing style, we get more of an idyllic look at some of the nice things this holiday brings to mind-spending time with loved ones in front of a fire, wanting to snog said loved ones even though you’re with their whole family, and hoping that some St. Bernards will bring you some brandy, (you know, the usual holiday traditions) all set to lovely music.

Unfortunately the only place you can get a copy of this EP is at one of MSHVB’s shows which look to be done for the year so in the meantime, enjoy today’s downloadable song! Additional songs can be streamed on the band’s MySpace page. And you can listen to the other song on the EP from yesterday’s holiday music post!

Happy holidays from MSHVB and KEXP!

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  1. Eugenia
    Posted December 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Bad URL I’m afraid. :)

  2. Posted December 26, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Fixed. We were having a few issues this week. Thanks for your patience.

  3. Ambrette Coffer
    Posted December 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    12/27/09 – 1:35pm . . . .

    I would have thought that by yesterday the KEXP blog would have posted an obit announcement in memory of Vic Chesnutt . . . . ?

    MPLS Star Tribune, Chris Riemenschneider Remebering Vic Chesnutt.

    Washington Post / LA Times from the obits section.

    Michael Stipe pays tribute to Vic Chesnutt from

    Kristin Hersh remembers her friend, Vic Chesnutt from

    Memorial Service being held Sunday in Georgia from Spokane Examiner/SF Music News Examiner.

    My heart goes out to Vic’s wife Tina, to his sister, and to his close friends. From the heartbreakingly beautiful, candid, and sublime music he shared to his strength and inspiration, as a fan, he was a hero to me, and will always be.

  4. Posted December 27, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Sorry. We will have something tomorrow. It is indeed very sad news.

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