Julian Koster (he of The Music Tapes and Neutral Milk Hotel) has announced the dates and proposed route of his sixth annual caroling excursion! Specifics aren’t released yet, but Koster plans to travel the East Coast of the US and Canada with his saw in tow, bringing lucky revelers a bit of holiday joy from November 28 to December 12. But Koster won’t just be wandering up to random homes with a huge saw; interested parties must submit a request to have Koster and his Caroling Ambassadors come to their home. The most awesome (and, one supposes, most conveniently located) invitations will be selected as stops along the tour. If you want to be visited and hear some lovely holiday music played on a saw, start planning the party now and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
In addition to the caroling trip, The Music Tapes have released a new video for the track “Nantasket” off their first EP released back in June titled Purim’s Shadows (The Dark Tours the World). The video is currently being featured in TMT’s Chocolate Grinder and includes footage from the Paragon Carousel, a historic landmark in the Boston area that Koster and friends helped restore a couple years ago.
Christmas carols and carousel restoration — could Koster be any more lovely?