Song of the Day: Samantha Crain - BloodNog

Song of the Day, Sonic Reducer
12/20/2016
KEXP
photo by David McClister

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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. This week, we are featuring Christmas-themed songs selected by Brian Foss, host of Sonic Reducer, KEXP's punk show. Brian has been doing a punk rock Christmas special every year since 2004, and has been a Christmas day on air DJ since 2012. No standards are played, only original songs, most with a humorous bent.

Brian's pick for today is "BloodNog" by Samantha Crain, from the 2015 compilation A Blackwatch Christmas, Vol. V on Blackwatch Studios.

Samantha Crain - BloodNog (MP3)Says Brian...

Samantha Crain is a Oklahoma,based singer/singer writer. A Choctaw Indian, Crain grew up in the small town of Shawnee, Oklahoma. "Bloodnog" was released on the 2015 compilation A Blackwatch Christmas, Vol. V, from a series of albums highlighting original songs performed by Oklahoma artists. The recording is a collaboration between Crain & Gian Archiniaco and wouldn't be out of place in a Nightmare Before Christmas remake.

Find out more about Samantha Crain on her website and Facebook page. It seems she'll be home for the holidays, or at least not out on the road, but hopefully she'll be back through Seattle soon enough. Until then, listen to "Santa's Magic Beard" by Norman, OK, psych-rockers Stardeath and White Dwarfs, from an earlier Blackwatch Christmas collection:

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