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  • Free Download - Dirty Sidewalks' "It's Xmas (and Everyone is Miserable)"

    Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:03:23

    Free Download - Dirty Sidewalks' "It's Xmas (and Everyone is Miserable)"  -

    For those among us craving a holiday soundtrack more reflective of this season's tide of frustrations and resentments, Seattle band Dirty Sidewalks has you covered with the track "It's Xmas (and Everyone is Miserable)." The group has released the song as a free download, and it's currently streaming over at Soundcloud, and below.

    The band is made up of The Boss Martians' Evan Foster (lead guitar, vocals) and his brother Erik Foster (lead vocals, guitar). The single, which has a lush, '90s shoegaze-y feel like The Dandy Warhols or The Jesus and Mary Chain, arrives in advance of the group's first vinyl 7" single and debut full-length album, both slated for release early next year on the band's own own No Count Records.

    While we're trash-talking Christmas: MTV reports that Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has been blessedly "dethroned as the most popular seasonal tune to stream in stores" by a delightful cover of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" by The Shins.

    While such news probably doesn't give a band like Dirty Sidewalks much of a ratings advantage, it helps to advance the idea that the hordes of begrudging, miserable shoppers love company, and more alternative songs like this ought to be included on retail streaming lists nationwide. Perhaps, if we could just shut down the Carey/Bing industrial Christmas complex, there might be peace on earth (and at the mall), after all.

    Listen to "It's Xmas (and Everyone is Miserable" from Dirty Sidewalks:

    Free Download at Soundcloud.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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