Veeery slow week (and probably will be so 'til the new year); the only release of interest, which has already made its way into the hands of fans via mail order, is Mark Kozelek's Little Drummer Boy Live, which culls together 20 tracks recorded over the last three years around the globe. It's a fine mix of originals and covers (Modest Mouse and otherwise); Mark remakes most songs live into mesmerizing fingerpicked ballads.
If you're ordering this, make sure to do so direct from Caldo Verde, which will enter you into a contest to win Mark's Takamine 12-string. Picture yourself strumming "Mistress" while making high-pitched dolphin wails just like Mark does. Multiple orders mean multiple entries, so those looking for gifts for saddo friends might want to double down.