Posts Tagged ‘Wonderful Christmastime’

December 22, 2017

Christmas is just around the corner, and our long time love affair with Brooklyn’s POP ETC only grows stronger as the trio, formerly from my beloved college town of Berkeley, drenches us with holiday nostalgia on an EP named ‘A POP ETC Christmas’. It’s a three track release from the indie band on which they cover some seasonal classics and offer up a new original. As someone who grew up watching the various Charlie Brown specials that would always hit the television around this time of year, I couldn’t help but gravitate towards POP ETC’s dreamy chill version of Christmas Time Is Here, from Charlie Brown’s Christmas Special. Stream the mellow treat via Spotify above, or Soundcloud below. The EP’s original track is a perky strumming, warm embracing gem named All I Want For Xmas (Just My Baby). POP ETC also covers Paul McCartneys’ Wonderful Christmastime. Stream those tracks below alongside the Soundcloud stream for the Charlie Brown cover. Lead singer Chris Chu says about the EP: ‘Since I was a kid I always loved Christmas songs. I fell in love with Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack from an early age and I’ve listened to it every Christmas I can remember. I’ve always had the idea of trying to record a few Christmas songs myself, but for some reason or another things always got too busy around the holidays and I lost track of it… until now!” The EP is available from iTunes, here.

December 5, 2014

I’m very fond of Florida band SUNBEARS! and their psychedelic pop rock music. Watch their new video for previously featured scuzzy single Now You’re Gone below. The song is drenched in swirling nostalgia and dizzying, spacey elements. Now You’re Gone is the lead single off their recent album Future Sounds, out on New Granada. As a holiday treat, SUNBEARS! has also offered up a fantastic cover of Wonderful Christmastime, possibly my favorite Christmas cover I’ve heard so far this year.