Monday, December 1, 2008

Slow-core sleigh ride

Low, contenders for this month's poll, are giving us the gift of more depressing holiday music with Santa's Coming Over. The 7", a follow-up to the band's Christmas LP, features both the title track ("a menacing ode to the night before Christmas") and "The Coming of Jah," a "supremely executed reggae number." Go ahead with your festive selves, Low!

In the meantime, enjoy the video for "Breaker," off last year's Drums and Guns (it doesn't have anything to do with holidays, unless you consider it a social commentary on the nature of materialism and over-consumption...which it probably isn't):



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3 comments:

Adam Wogen said...

"Fairytale of New York" isn't sad at all! It would top my list of best Christmas songs...but wouldn't be anywhere near saddest!

John Potter said...

Well, it's not musically sad-sounding, but any song in which the narrator spends Christmas Eve cursing a broken relationship and addiction in a drunk tank can't be all cheer...

Adam Wogen said...

Saddest Christmas song ever? No. Raddest Christmas song ever? Yes.