Not your typical, by the numbers holiday collection, the music within is magical, otherworldly, and at times somber. A few of the songs have alternate melodies, but maintain the timelessness & sentimentality of the originals.
The Soft Pack's pop rock foundations are undeniably still present; nine of the songs don't break three minutes and from the first seconds of glorious album opener "Saratoga" it's obvious they haven't abandoned the fuzz.
Includes Deerhoof track "Sexy, But Sparkly" and Half Waif track "Black Mountains". Half Waif writes music influenced by equal parts classical theory & contemporary practice. Deerhoof has an ecstatic & unruly take on pop
Beyond the real deal is the unreal deal, and therein lies a band of teenagers making some of the heaviest psychedelic around, & the 2nd band ever invited to play Low End Theory. Think country-tinged Billie Holiday ballads. Pic sleeve.
Tod A touches down in Istanbul to capture the frenetic pulse of a world in the state of flux. High-energy Turkish percussion drives jagged guitars & horns on 11 anthems of frustration & hope, movement & transformation.