‘Tis the season for buying gifts and gadgets for the ones you love and ’tis also the season for jamming a medium-sized Christmas tree into your studio apartment. We paid a visit to the guys of Greenpoint’s McGolrick Trees—possibly NYC’s only tree stand with a Tumblr—to check out what they have for sale (Daddy Burger Swag wreaths!) and find out what it’s like manning the seasonal shop. This is stand-runner Charlie Poekel’s second year of business, and he’s enlisted neighborhood friends like Trevor Peterson of Woodsman, Ari Stern of Underwater Peoples, Edwin White of Eola and Group Tightener’s Jamie Granato to help run the 24/7 operation. The team’s gathered up a collection of unreleased holiday jams for a McGolrick Trees compilation, available on CD-R at the stand. Download Woodsman’s version of “Little Drummer Boy” below and stream the whole release here.
Download: Woodsman, “Little Drummer Boy”