"Sounds of the Holiday - EP" by Schuyler Fisk on iTunes

6 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

With her 2011 holiday EP, Schuyler Fisk gives a hip spin on a handful of classic carols, starting with a reverb-soaked retro rendition of the Johnny Marks tune “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Her version has a little more sultry sass than the original 1958 Brenda Lee recording, as acoustic six-string tones and a vintage Wurlitzer keyboard play along to metronomic sleigh bells. Her take on “Silver Bells” features lush vocal harmonies flowing over a waltzing rhythm, a lightly strummed guitar, and simple but elegantly played piano. With minimal acoustic guitar accompaniment on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” there’s plenty of room for Fisk to really explore her vocal range. Her own “Sleep Sleep (Christmas Lullaby)” is a beautifully wintry serenade to those excited little people who find it difficult to fall asleep the night of December 24. Another original is the jangly folk-rocker “It’s Christmas So We’re Singing"; then she closes with the peppy bonus track “More Than I Wished For,” a collaboration with Tim Myers under the FM Radio moniker.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With her 2011 holiday EP, Schuyler Fisk gives a hip spin on a handful of classic carols, starting with a reverb-soaked retro rendition of the Johnny Marks tune “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Her version has a little more sultry sass than the original 1958 Brenda Lee recording, as acoustic six-string tones and a vintage Wurlitzer keyboard play along to metronomic sleigh bells. Her take on “Silver Bells” features lush vocal harmonies flowing over a waltzing rhythm, a lightly strummed guitar, and simple but elegantly played piano. With minimal acoustic guitar accompaniment on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” there’s plenty of room for Fisk to really explore her vocal range. Her own “Sleep Sleep (Christmas Lullaby)” is a beautifully wintry serenade to those excited little people who find it difficult to fall asleep the night of December 24. Another original is the jangly folk-rocker “It’s Christmas So We’re Singing"; then she closes with the peppy bonus track “More Than I Wished For,” a collaboration with Tim Myers under the FM Radio moniker.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

61 Ratings

Amazing

Isudan,

Nothing like the sweet voice of Schuyler to get you in the mood for X-mas, this makes me want to stay home and put up Christmas decorations!

Happy Holidays!

Steph<3sEV81,

This album just makes me want to snuggle with my loves and drink hot cocoa in front of the fireplace! Love her voice, love her style, love it! :D

About Schuyler Fisk

The daughter of Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek, Schuyler Fisk maintained an acting career throughout her teens and early twenties before shifting focus to her songwriting, which melded contemporary folk-pop with an intimate singer/songwriter approach. Fisk was born in 1982 in Los Angeles, CA; shortly thereafter, she and her mother moved to the Appalachian college town of Charlottesville, VA, where she began starring in school theater productions. Although roles in The Babysitters Club and the Jack Black vehicle Orange County gave Fisk her own taste of Hollywood, she opted to remain in Virginia, attending college at the University of Virginia while continuing to make occasional television and film appearances.

She began actively pursuing music in her early twenties, beginning with a songwriting partnership with Joshua Radin and a contract with Universal Records. The duo penned a song for The Last Kiss soundtrack in 2006, and Fisk joined Radin on the road shortly thereafter. After four years on the Universal roster, however, no full-length album had appeared, prompting Fisk to leave the label in 2008 and digitally release her debut effort, The Good Stuff. ~ Andrew Leahey

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    Los Angeles, CA

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