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Christmas time has finally found us as we get in the holiday spirit thanks to She & Him. A sample from Kathleen Edwards' emotional latest and 50's American roots rock - via a trio for North London. Tune in for KUNC Music every M-F from 9a - Noon.

Due out on January 17th, Voyageur, the latest from Kathleen Edwards has not only the singer/songwriter's more than a decade in music behind it, but the producing touch of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Edwards' spills some emotion on her 4th studio album and is looking for something different:

"I just, didn't want to, sort of be this four chord acoustic singer/songwriter. Because that stuff has just gotten so old to me... I was at least open enough that I knew that 'hey I want to do something totally different'. And when Justin walked in, it was just like let's try a song or two."

Find more to that interview, the admission of a cat lady issue, and the story of "Change the Sheets" here. Be sure to check out "Change the Sheets" below, Voyageur is out in 2012 on Rounder Records.

In a recent interview on World Cafe, Keith Richards had a story about how as they were starting out, the Stones were obsessed with American music, R&B, and the blues. That's a story that could just as easily apply to Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. The Durham siblings are a modern throw back not only in sound, but presentation as well. It's homage as respect and with the musical chops to back it. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis' Smoking in Heaven is out now on Sunday Best Records.

She & Him have tapped into the holiday spirit with A Very She & Him Christmas. Zooey Deschanel (She) and M. Ward (Him) have done what many have done before them, putting their musical spin on several holiday tunes. The quirky duo work their way through 12 classics ranging from "Sleigh Ride" to "Silver Bells". There are even two Brian Wilson penned Christmas tunes with "Little Saint Nick" and "Christmas Day".  A Very She & Him Christmas is on shelves now via Merge Records. She & Him played "The Christmas Waltz" on Leno last night (11/28):

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