After years of relative indifference (at best), I think I’m coming around on indie Christmas songs. The new holiday-themed single from British trio Girl Ray — “(I Wish I Were Giving You a Gift) This Christmas” — is one reason why, ditto for the charming lo-fi music video shot on a recent European tour. Bassist Sophie Moss described the latter in a press statement:
“Filmed exclusively in the taboo non-festive months of late September, four fools with the combined intelligence and fragility of a candy cane travel around Europe smiling and paz^ty5ointing at anything vaguely Christmassy. A completely inaccurate representation of life on the road but it’s a bit cute isn’t it. So. If you’re having a lonely Christmas, then watch us pretending to enjoy the thing in the beating heart of Europe. Friendship! Taxidermy! Feet! We bring it all to the dinner.”
“(I Wish I Were Giving You a Gift) This Christmas” is our Song of the Day.