David Wilson, the young award-winning music video director, has a very special Christmas present for you this year. Earlier this year, he conceived of an ‘alternative advent calendar’, made up of unmastered visuals that he’d created and featuring original music from a wide variety of beloved artists that he’d petitioned. The participants would send him the music, pick the video they wanted it to be attached to, and he would edit the visuals around the song. The project attracted a wide variety of artists, and while Wilson did ask that we don’t reveal too many details on the selection, we can say that quite a few big names are involved including Crystal Antlers, Caribou, Les Savy Fav, We Have Band, and Little Boots.
Each day will reveal a brand new video with a brand new song, posted on Wilson’s Alt-Advent tumblr. Day one has just been posted, featuring a psychedelic, rotating swan and music from Metronomy‘s Oscar Cash. Be sure to check back every day, and keep an eye on the related twitter as well; this is one advent calendar that we can’t wait to open!