Glasvegas- A Snowflake Fell EP (2008)


Glasvegas' limited Christmas EP has a lot to offer, even to someone like me who is exceptionally jaded about the annual flood of Christmas albums that is unleashed every year. Frankly, Christmas album releases drive me crazy. They're just too seasonal to be worth listening to any other time of the year. However, that said, I did enjoy this addition to Glasvegas' self-titled album. The gentle piano and the soft jingle of sleigh bells ties all of the songs together with holiday melancholy.

These are not happy, upbeat Christmas tunes (more like wintertime depression tunes), but they are realistic. After all... this is the season when lonely people are at their bluest. You only need to listen to their rendition of Silent Night to understand just how downbeat this album is. The song enough to break your heart, and no exaggeration there. It's like a choir of angels singing over a suicide. Ouch. What an ending.

These songs have a seasonality to them, but they also have play value beyond the holidays which always nice. I really enjoyed 'Cruel Moon', 'A Snowflake Fell (And It felt Like A Kiss)', and "Please Come Back Home". And I just love those Scottish accents. Interestingly enough, most of the EP was recorded in a Transylvanian church, with the Concentus Choir singing in Romanian and English on the last track.

The EP will only be available on iTunes for two weeks starting December 16, or as a preorder bonus with the upcoming US release of 'Glasvegas' .

Track List:
Careful What You Wish For
Fuck You, It's Over
Cruel Moon
Please Come Back Home
A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
Silent Night/Noapte De Vis


Glasvegas- Please Come Back Home.m4a

1 COMMENTS:

Anonymous said...

i can't believe 2008 is almost over. Glasveags were my favorite new comers of the year. And I dug their awesome choices for best of 2008.

Glasvegas' top 10 is a featured list on erockster.com, you gotta check it out.

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