Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas Countdown: The Black Arts

"Merry Christmas Dad, Happy Christmas Mum, Merry Christmas Everyone"

Last night the AMG Blog pointed me toward this years new X-mas anthem. The Black Arts, a collaboration between Art Brut's Eddie Argos and Black Box Recorder, are set to deliver their first, and possibly only, release "Christmas Number One" on December 3rd. Sleigh bell dreams and indie rock irony (Argos's forte), with some "other festive stuff" make "Christmas Number One" a very Brut-y stab at a holiday rock ballad, not to mention a perfect fit next to "Christmas in Hollis" in X-Mas Jams collection. The video (above) is a satirical take on video Christmas Card complete with K-Mart blends, cuts and kick ass effects. This songs makes me excited about Christmas alot more than Facebook's "Christmas Countdown" application. Click HERE to pre-order the digital download, available 12/3 and a limited edition, eco-sustainable Green 7" record which drops 12/10.

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