Posts Tagged ‘the sleigher’

The Sleigher: Crayon Pop, “Lonely Christmas”

HO HO WHO: K-Pop sensations Crayon Pop, YouTube-famous for their pro-fun single "Bar Bar Bar" ("I don't want to stick at home nowww!"), adorbs helmets, and easy-to-replicate "straight five-cylinder dance."
UP ON THE HOUSETOP: Click click click. Crayon Pop was calibrated for maximum Internet traffic, and the Internet is like, "Yay!" (Cops, too.) The five-piece made [...]

The Sleigher: Vjuan Allure’s “Rude Off 2013″

HO HO WHO: Globetrotting DJ and producer Vjuan Allure.
TURNT UP FOR TINSEL: Dance music poster-boy and avid BlackBerry user Diplo clearly doesn't think much of Clement Clarke Moore's timeless poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas": The dude's Mad Decent label recently dropped A Very Decent Christmas, a Yuletide-themed compilation of Frankensteinian EDM (and a little [...]

The Sleigher: Masked Intruder’s “Under the Mistletoe”

HO HO WHO: The four members of Madison, Wisc., pop-punk band Masked Intruder wear intimidating multicolored ski masks supposedly to hide their identities, but I suspect they don disguises to conceal an inconvenient truth: This is not a punk band at all! These dudes are a bunch of softies. That much is revealed in Masked [...]

The Sleigher: The Ghost in You’s “Baby Please Come Home” and “Evergreen”

HO HO WHO: Lo-fi Philadelphia emo singer-songwriter Billy Polard, who records under the name The Ghost in You.
IN THE NAME OF DARLENE LOVE: Darlene Love's soulful Yuletide knockout "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" has been an Xmas classic since it first came out on 1963's A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector. It's also [...]

The Sleigher: A Very Special Thanksgivukkah

It's back: Arts Desk's annual frank assessment of new holiday music
Oy Vey: Kosher food (and wine) producer Manischewitz got massively into the Thanksgivukkah spirit by sponsoring a contest for the best song for this "holiday," which occurs about as often as people whose ancestors arrived on the Mayflower go to shul. Thanks to the combination [...]

The Sleigher: Justin Johnson, “Santa Claus Has a Drinking Problem”

... the after-Christmas edition.
HO HO WHO: It’s hard to say, based on the cutesy but ultimately unhelpful bio on his website and his meager IMDB profile. He’s ostensibly a comedian, but that’s in the eye of the beholder, I guess. This song is a cut from what he calls a “potential Christmas album.”

The Sleigher: Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

HO HO WHO: Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten pair up for the date-rape-iest holiday duet ever to grace a piano bar.
SO REALLY I'D BETTER SCURRY: This straightforward version of the wintertime classic doesn't veer from the prototypical: straightforward piano accompaniment, sultry harmonies, playful-if-potentially-menacing back-and-forth vocals.
MAYBE JUST A HALF A DRINK MORE: Van Etten, channeling [...]

The Sleigher: Sean Price, “How Sean Price Stole Christmas”

HO HO WHO: The burly Boot Camp Clik and Random Axe member Sean Price, aka Ruck of Heltah Skeltah, aka Seanwuar.
STOCKING FULL OF BOOM-BAP: If you're a certified holiday hater, there's nothing but raunchy felicity within this two minutes of yuletide hip-hop catharsis. Producer Khrysis builds a yeti-sized beat from bits of the Seussian "You're [...]

The Sleigher: Agoraphobic Nosebleed, “Merry Chrystmeth”

HO HO WHO: Cult grindcore favorite Agoraphobic Nosebleed was founded by Pig Destroyer guitarist Scott Hull in Springfield, Mass., back in 1994. The band's new "Merry Chrystmeth" is a one-sided holiday flexi-disc packaged with the January 2013 issue of popular U.S. metal magazine Decibel.
FROZEN CORPSE STUFFED WITH DOPE: This isn't Agoraphobic Nosebleed's first wintertime rodeo: Last year [...]

The Sleigher: Krispy Kreme, “Christmas”

HO HO WHO: It's Krispy Kreme, the rapper Wikipedia describes as "Southern speaking." Kreme first shot to fameishness after posting a rap video that features him wielding firearms in a basement and delivering unconventional boasts like "I made out with so many girls/made out with every girl in the world." While he was forced to [...]