Self Released
Buy: Bandcamp

To what do my indiepop ears hear shuffling through my Soundcloud feed? Could that be a band formed by the members of “indie-pop darlings The Postcards and lo-fi teenage sensations Father?” Why by golly, it is! The Christmas Cards combined these two bands for a South London, basement recording session this past November and ran through 14 indiepop Christmas tunes! For those who love raw indiepop, this will be right up your alley. Being that it is a Saturday, and I have 3 different birthday/Hanukkah/Christmas parties to go to, I’m only going to single out one, “Christmastime is Here.” The Christmas Cards do it well – speeding up this classic in a jovial indiepop fashion.  It really was the handclaps that got me over the hump on this one being the track to highlight, as I then noticed that I was sincerely grooving and tapping my foot to their lovely cover. Of note, there are some solid, real deep cut covers in there too – but I think they’ll require multiple listens to really get into… so perhaps in a future post or two!

Bottom Line: A truly enjoyable cover for you indiepoppers out there! Check out the other tracks too if you like – some are great, others are good, and only one or two I wouldn’t press play on again (but Little Drummer Boy is pretty much my least favorite song ever). I threw all of them in a playlist below, for your perusing pleasure.

LISTEN

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5 thoughts on “The Christmas Cards “Christmastime is Here” (2017)

    • Yes, there are 3 extra tracks on Soundcloud (even though 16 tracks are listed, some are duplicates). I sent them a message to let them know they linked to their fan instead of their artist account.

  1. Hi Christmas Underground! Thanks for the nice review and the kind words. The album on Bandcamp was not fully uplodaed or sequenced due to technical issues (basically, I didn’t know what I was doing). All the tracks are now on the album and I will send out another free download to those that bought the first version.

    Hope you continue to enjoy the songs and have a very, very merry Christmas!

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