Author Archive for Peter Timko

The Sleigher: Kitty Pryde, “Implants & Yankee Candles”

HO HO WHO: Not satisfied with merely delivering us a five-disc box set of holiday music, Sufjan Stevens has gathered a few collaborators to put together Chopped and Scrooged, a Christmas mixtape with a seething disregard for traditional carols. Playing the red-nosed outcast leading Sufjan's herd of guests is Kitty Pryde, a teenage rapper who [...]

The Sleigher: HAHA-YO, “Holiday Song”

HO HO WHO: HAHA-YO, a novelty rap group from West Chester, Pa. Think of these dudes as Das Racist, if Das Racist were a few dolts from the Philly suburbs instead of a few wise-asses from Brooklyn. Though, judging by the group's previous recordings—middling joke songs like “Jimmy Buffet” and “Sundress”—even a Das Racist comparison might be [...]