Merry Christmas, and welcome to our Holiday-themed The Video Clip of The Week! Denver-based quintet, Kissing Party‘s brand new video for “Warren City Christmas” is here to get you in the spirit. Imagine Charles Dickens venturing into the Brit Pop genre to create a full album – think melancholia you can dance to. With origins and inspirations from the gray bleakness of Pennsylvania and Ohio in the winter months, Kissing Party serves up boozy ballads about memories in Midwestern basements, jingling and rebellious carols for drunken gutter punks, mini pop symphonies contemplating the overwhelming grayness of the season, and heartbreaks and hangovers. The band’s new album Winter in the Pub (out now via Northern Transmissions) is an ode to December as the month of alt-cheer!
When you’re ready to move past the typical, uninspired cover collections this holiday season, when the awkward nostalgia of being in your hometown starts to sink in, Kissing Party’s Winter in the Pub has got your back. Kissing Party is: Gregg Dolan, Deirdre Sage, Shane Reid, Joe Hansen and Lee Evans. RIYL: The Wedding Present, The Smiths and The Sundays. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from here in rainy southern Califorina- where the weather could normally be described as very “Pacific Northwestern” if it weren’t snowing in the Pacific Northwest right now! I’ve had a great time out here visiting friends and family and enjoying the holiday spirit(s) in general. Flying back to NYC tomorrow afternoon, when this blog will resume its regular schedule of rad posts about music and mayhem in NYC. Fingers are crossed for no delayed connections!
I finally landed at LAX around 2:30 this morning. I’ve already told Sue that she gets one of my kidneys if she ever needs one – for picking me up at the airport, you know. Kidneys for everyone! This afternoon we are going to see a performance of the play Jesus Christ, Superstar, which, oddly, still stars Ted Neeley (star of the original movie, made back in the ’70s). Apparently, in this version of the story, Jesus lives to be sixty. A true Christmas miracle! More later as it develops.