Chicago’s Anni Rossi has a Christmas EP out just in time to replace that Mannheim Steamroller cd your parents are about to start playing non-stop for the next 2 weeks. Rossi’s one of those girls who was classically trained since the age of 3, and now 23, is a talented viola-heavy multi-instrumentalist, and chanteuse.
[Anni Rossi, photo by Rollin Hunt]
She recorded her debut album, Rockwell, with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago and released it earlier this year on 4AD which you can check out here. The Christmas Songs EP is free, all you have to do is plug in your email address here and then make sure that other dread Christmas CD gets misplaced so you have to come to the rescue with your player of choice. Did you know that radio mogul and lard face drug addict rush limbaugh is like the biggest Mannhole Steamturd fan in the world? It’s true, he pushes it every year.
Check out Anni Rossi’s adorable yet somehow slightly unsettling, “Silver Bells” and help stop gas bag holiday music.
“Silver Bells,” by Anni Rossi
Also, here’s Rossi playing in the street in Oslo.