A Leaf Pile Christmas

by Leaf Pile

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"Raw and lo-fi, conceptual album A Leaf Pile Christmas was recorded live in a small cabin in upstate New York over woodstove and wine, and it shows. But there’s something highly endearing and playful about the resulting tunes, with their transformed melodies and arrangements, melodica and harmonica, whistling and bells and electric guitar, and a cacophony of whispery, almost tuneless voices raised in companionable "fa la las" and "feliz navidads". Especially for fans of anti-folk, and not for the faint at heart." - Cover Lay Down


released December 5, 2015

Kyle Ebner: Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Voice
Rebekah Hodge: Melodica, Violin, Keyboard, Voice
Yeon Jee: Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Accordion
Mike Swenson: Bass Guitar, Whistling, Voice
Brian Yost: Percussion, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Synth, Voice

Additional Chorus Members: Courtney Collins, Xuan Gao

Album Artwork by Yeon Jee
Photos by Courtney Collins
Breakfast by Xuan Gao

Engineered and Mixed by Brian Yost
Mastered by Brian Ullman

Tracks 5, 9 written by Kyle Ebner
Track 6 written by Yeon Jee
All other tracks traditional/various artists

Recorded November 14-15, 2015 in Phoenicia, NY
Except Track 10, Recorded 2012 in Jersey City, NJ

Produced & Arranged by Leaf Pile


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Leaf Pile New York, New York

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Track Name: Snowfall
are we breaking up?
if that’s the case, love
i’d like a heads up
i gotta know, babe
should i buy you a gift?
break the bank
or cross you off my list?

i can see the snow fall
makes me think of our first date
i can hear the bells call
playing out our fate

i process the scenery
as i look out on the bay
there’s so much history
to throw it all away
and as for love, babe
yeah, we got a lot
just one more reason
that we should give it a shot

you’re waiting for my phone call
riding out the storm
i can see the snow fall
babe i’m coming home

there’s just one detail
that you can’t ignore
while we were fighting
i didn’t get to the store
and it’s too late now
even for amazon
i was being frugal
is that so wrong?

you’re waiting up for santa
the cookies are in place
i can see the snow fall
and land upon your face

i’ll steal that fat man’s sleigh (if that was something i did)
and rip apart his satchel (to pick you out a great gift)
could i be a nice girl (would you put down your fist?)
and take me off the naughty list
Track Name: St. Nicholas
I wake up put my white coat on
What a lovely day to give my care
the gift of free dental care
on Christmas Eve

Because of his kindness he was made a saint
But I've never seen him bring 'em brand new teeth
Now printed on the coke tin bottles
(*His belly full of jelly jiggle smile)

Gives the children rotten teeth by saccharine drinks
Gives the children rotten dreams by saccharine drinks

Eliminate your pain sensation
Fill with silver fillings restoration
Stuff the stockings with Christmas cavities
Hang them nicely on the fireplace mantle
I feel like I've gone mental.
Track Name: At Christmas (All We Do is Buy Things)
are you awake?
did you see the snow?
did you call your mom?
did you see your dad?
did you tell your friends
that you love them?

it’s christmas
all the stores are closed
and on the radio
you hear the carols

little drummer boy

deck the halls
jingle bells
I'll be home for Christmas

did you like the way i wrapped your presents?
did you like the stuff i stuffed in your stockings?
did you like the things i bought for you?
did you like the toys santa brought for you?

Lego ninjago
video games
beats by Dre

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