Friday, December 20, 2013

From the Indie Obsessive Mailbox - Tellison

     Today, the mailbox received its first charity request. The charity is CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), which has a mission statement of reducing the high suicide rate amongst men who are 34 years old or less.
The email stated:
     "Cult alt-indie-rock Londoners Tellison this week unveiled a brand new single ‘Snow (Don't Tell The Truth This Christmas);’ available now exclusively from the group's bandcamp as a pay-what-you-want download here: and just like their 2011 Christmas single (Good Luck It's Christmas), all profits are going to the charity The Campaign Against Living Miserably."

In describing the song:
     "The song itself is a hopeless request for a Christmas truce, a sad plea for a stay of execution. Where most Christmas singles emphasise the ephemeral positivity of the season and ignore Winter's more sombre aspects, Davidson's song acknowledges the value in that pretence without denying December's underlying melancholy. The song begs for the protection of the joyful Christmas period precisely because without it the freezing sadness might become too much to bear."

     The charity suggestion is a name-your-own-price download.

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