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bgart
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Date Posted:12/02/2009 03:07:56Copy HTML

The masked men of surf music, Los Straitjackets, have struck again this holiday season with Yuletide Beat. I'm not entirely sure about this, but from what I've read at YepRoc's and LS's site, this is an extremely limited release -- only to 1,000 on cd and lp (covers are customized and nicely done for the release). I ordered it from YepRoc directly (which may be the only way besides from the Masked Men themselves as they tour with El Vez this month), and hope to have it shortly. Along with the cd/lp, you get the whole album in mp3 form immediately from YepRoc, so I've listened to it a couple times already. It's good, but not as surfy as their last Xmas lp, Tis The Season For Los Straitjackets. The "Beat" of the title might be a good indicator of the influence this time around. Check it out, though. It's all instrumental, sincere and there's some really good arranging of the tunes.

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Ben

PS - When I say I'm not sure about the print run, I'm referring to the nifty special covers alone or the album in general.
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Re:Los Straitjackets - Yuletide Beat

Date Posted:12/04/2009 05:19:09Copy HTML

When this was announced it looked like it was going to be super rare (which the special edition will be, I suppose), but you can also buy the album as MP3 downloads on Amazon.
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Re:Los Straitjackets - Yuletide Beat

Date Posted:12/06/2009 07:45:51Copy HTML

I'm so darn frustrated. Last night while hooking up a new gadget to get digital audio going again for my dvd player, the ground wire for my turntable got torn apart! Argh...so, even if the lp arrives soon I may not be able to listen to it for a while. Luckily, YepRoc gives the lp as mp3s when you purchase it.
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Re:Los Straitjackets - Yuletide Beat

Date Posted:12/10/2009 07:34:23Copy HTML

My copy arrived today (quick turnaround). Yuletide Beat is in fact a 10" lp, not a full 12" slab. The cover is nicely done too -- raised print throughout, beautiful gold and subtle red ink used on a white background (image is the same but the cover is a bit different than the one I posted above). Mine is #739 (they are numbered). Oh, and the wax is red too!
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