FREE XMAS DOWNLOAD: Dirty Sidewalks Showcase A Very Shoegaze Christmas…and Everyone is Miserable!
Merry Christmas and bah humbug!
Thought I would share some of the holiday spirit with you all with an original Christmas song from Seattle’s Dirty Sidewalks. “It’s Xmas (and Everyone is Miserable)” is here, downloadable and available for streaming via this SoundCloud page:
Combining the mirth of Christmas jingle bells, twangy guitar licks, a thumpin’ drum machine, punchy production and dead cool vocals, Dirty Sidewalks have crafted a as fine a shoegaze holiday ‘classic’ as you have ever heard! Fans of ‘80’s college rock, ‘90’s Britpop and ‘60’s harmonies with a (not so) cheery Christmas message take note, the Dirty Sidewalks are a force to be reckoned with.
Brothers Erik Foster (lead vocals, guitar) and Evan Foster (lead guitar, vocals & also of The Boss Martians) are sharing this Christmas gift with you in anticipation of their first vinyl 7” single (coming in January 2016) followed shortly thereafter with their debut full-length (Spring) on their own No Count Records. So consider this holiday tune an introduction to the band that unabashedly takes sonic cues from both The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis…and Santa.
If this free Christmas download appeals to you, I’m happy to send along review copies of (physical or digital ) of their upcoming 7” and CD. Just let me know!
Happy (miserable) Holidays!