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Lowland​ ​Hum​ ​releases​ ‘S​ongs for Christmas Time’ just in time for the holidays

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It’s a week before Black Friday, but you can start easing into the holiday spirit today with ​Lowland ​Hum’s ​”Songs ​for Christmas ​Time,” a ​collection of low-key holiday tunes “f​or ​those ​who ​need ​something ​a little ​less ​triumphantly ​cheerful ​during ​their ​holiday ​season.”

That’s according to husband/wife duo ​Daniel ​and ​Lauren ​Goans, who originally hail from Greensboro, North Carolina, but now call Charlottesville, Virginia, home when they are not spreading their unique collection of folk songs around the world.

The ​duo ​released ​two ​singles ​in ​anticipation ​of ​the ​album, ​“Joy ​to ​the ​World” ​and ​“O ​Holy ​Night.” The ​second ​single ​is ​already ​being ​featured ​on ​the ​Spotify ​playlist ​“Acoustic ​Christmas.”

The ​holiday ​album ​comes ​on ​the ​heels ​of ​the ​duo’s ​most ​recent ​releases, “Thin” ​(Lowland ​Hum’s ​third full-length ​studio ​album) ​and Thin ​| ​B-sides ​(an ​EP ​of ​a ​handful ​of ​unreleased ​songs ​from ​the ​”Thin” sessions, ​a ​cover ​of ​Weezer’s ​“In ​The ​Garage” ​and ​other ​previously ​unreleased ​material). “Thin,” ​released in ​February ​of ​2017, ​was ​met ​with ​critical ​acclaim ​from yours truly,  NPR, No ​Depression, Paste Magazine and Pop ​Matters, ​among others. ​

The ​band’s ​songs ​have ​been ​described ​as ​poetic ​and ​evocative, ​and their ​arrangements ​minimal, ​hushed ​and ​dynamic. ​Lowland ​Hum’s ​performances ​are ​characterized ​by the ​space ​they ​create ​together ​for ​their ​audiences.

Lowland ​Hum ​has ​toured ​the ​country ​promoting “Thin” throughout ​2017 ​and ​is currently finishing out ​the ​year ​with ​a ​tour ​of ​European ​dates.

Following are a list of tracks and the songs authors on “Songs for Christmas Time” that was mixed by Mark Nevers and mastered by Jeff Stuart Saltzman.

Joy To The World – Isaac Watts
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree – Traditional
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Traditional
Ain’t That Rockin’ All Night – African-American Spiritual
We Are The Shepherds – Johnny Cash
Silent Night – Joseph Mohr / Franz Xaver Gruber
Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming – Traditional
O Holy Night – Placide Cappeau / Adolphe Adam / John Sullivan Dwight
Christmas Time Is Here – Lee Mendelson / Vince Guaraldi

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