It’s that (waaaaaay too early) time of year again when new holiday records start popping up around the scene waaaaay before anyone’s ready, because there’s nothing better when one is busy stressing out at what “clever” costume to wear to that damn Halloween party your friend is throwing where costumes are required for entry and flaking out of the “festivities” is, for some reason, a major NO-NO, than suddenly being reminded of the stress-to-come concerning the ever-nearing arrival of Christmas Day.
Our annoyance towards this fourth quarter occurrence’s return is subsided a bit however with our ear’s landing on indie-pop duo She & Him‘s lovely take on semi-standard “The Christmas Waltz”, an early freebie-download sampling of their upcoming A Very She & Him Christmas that exudes all the usual ye olde pop/ warming-of-insides appeal that all the act’s material seems to have…this time with a holiday-inspired twist.
Pre-order the digital version of A Very She & Him Christmas (due October 25th) here, though if one fancies things on CD or red (!) vinyl, a pre-order of the album on these formats from the Merge Records store will also come accompanied with red “She & Him” hat and mittens set. Yay?