Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Gramercy Arms - Mascott This Christmastime - "Blue Christmas for the iPod Generation" (BBC)

The fabulous folks at 7 Digital are making it available for free download!!!

Reveal/Cheap Lullaby artist Gramercy Arms and NYC-based folk-pop chanteuse Mascott will release the single This Christmastime on UK label Reveal Records. Written and recorded at Crib Notes, Gramercy Arms’ studio in NYC, the song is a lovely and bittersweet collaboration between the two critically acclaimed artists, and features Mascott’s Kendall Jane Meade on lead vocal. Described as “honey-voiced” by Rolling Stone, Meade’s vocals are an ideal match to the sublime power pop production of Gramercy Arms, recently described by the Guardian as "an East Coast band dreaming of LA freeways and Bel Air pool parties.” An instant classic, This Christmastime was featured on the US show Grey’s Anatomy, and is well overdue for a proper UK release.

Featuring members of Guided By Voices, Luna, Joan As Police Woman, the Dambuilders and featuring a panoply of guest performances from comedienne Sarah Silverman, Nada Surf front man Matthew Caws, Lloyd Cole and others, indie supergroup Gramercy Arms’ new self-titled album is out now on Reveal Records. The Word (UK) described the songs as "woozily beautiful, sun, kissed, subtly well constructed things that suggest Teenage Fanclub touched by the all-American pop suss of Cheap Trick.”

Mascott’s latest, Art Project, was recently released on Red Panda Records. A recent reviewer described the music as “ a twist of Aimee Mann-styled attitude between hopeful harmonies and walking bass lines, creating a rich and uplifting sound that’s sure to turn the heads of soul, pop, and indie fans alike.” Mascott’s songs have also been featured on The O.C., a Starbucks new music compilation and described by the New York Times as “stately pop, wrapping vulnerability and longing in quietly radiant arrangements.”

Aled Jones recently featured it on BBC2 as featured song of the day!!!!


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