FREE DOWNLOAD, NEW VIDEO: CHRISTMAS ARRIVES EARLY WITH GARY CALAMAR’S “ THE ANTI-SOCIAL, YOUNG AMERICAN, CHRISTMAS LOVERS BRIGADE”
Gary Calamar (http://garycalamar.com) who released his debut YOU ARE WHAT YOU LISTEN TO earlier this year via Atlantic Records, is offering up a free download of a new Christmas song and video “The Anti-Social, Young American, Christmas Lovers Brigade”. You might know Gary as a musician or perhaps as an in-demand music supervisor or even a KCRW DJ (yes, the man still has his hands full with all three gigs).
Some background on his new Holiday song:
“I set out to write a Christmas song but wanted to give it some edge. So I came up with this sub-culture of Punky, Gothy kids who hate everything….except Christmas. I was inspired by The Kinks ‘Village Green Preservation Society’, T-Rex’s ‘Children Of The Revolution’ and David Bowie’s ‘Young Americans’. It’s dedicated to the infamous Kim Fowley and the Spirit of Rock and Roll ! I hope it will be my ‘White Christmas'”, Calamar said with a smile.
Anti-Social, Young American, Christmas Lovers Brigade
Here’s what people are saying about the EP, YOU ARE WHAT YOU LISTEN TO:
“This is a killer EP and every track is filled to the brim with hooks, attitude and sublime pop musicality.”
–Mike Marrone (Sirius XM’s The Loft)
“There’s a lifetime of passion for pop music and the craft of recording in this bright shiny E.P. I particularly like “Giddy”, it sums up Gary’s enthusiasm for all things musical.”
-Nic Harcourt (KCSN Los Angeles)
“One of the best rock albums that I’ve heard this year….Gary Calamar’s songs here are infused with great New Wave energy and hooks aplenty. Songs like “She’s So Mid-Century” and “I Got An Idea” are full-time pleasures.
-David Wild (Huffington Post, Rolling Stone)
“Gary’s songs are idiosyncratic gems. They’re reverent to great pop and classic rock but they have a spark of originality that is all Gary. They’re witty, catchy & fun and are a breath of fresh air.”
– Michael Shelley (WFMU New Jersey)
“The six songs are unpretentious, easygoing indie rock cuts that hearken back to ’80s Athens or ’90s Chapel Hill.
– August Brown (Los Angeles Times)
“I Got an Idea” has the chugging crunch of T. Rex and The Kinks with a dash of Roxy Music. The man has long ago proven his musical taste is unerring. Turns out his writing and performing live up to that pedigree.”
Thursday December 18 Gary will be a guest on Suicide Girls Radio at 6:30pm PST (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suicide-Girls-Radio/108067899282) – so tune in.