The Uncommon Houseflies | A Very Houseflies Christmas

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Barenaked Ladies Fountains of Wayne Old 97's

More Artists From
United States - Kentucky

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: Power Pop Holiday: Rock Moods: Mood: Christmas
There are no items in your wishlist.

A Very Houseflies Christmas

by The Uncommon Houseflies

Three Christmas tunes from Louisville, Ky.'s favorite quirky indie-pop band, including a murder ballad take on the holiday classic, "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Doghouse for the Holidays
Share this song!
X
4:45 $0.99
2. Credit Card Christmas
Share this song!
X
4:36 $0.99
3. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
Share this song!
X
3:21 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Uncommon Houseflies always set out to have a good time and to bring their listeners a good time. We hope we've accomplished both with this three-song Christmas EP.

The concept for A Very Houseflies Christmas came last year following a conversation between the 'Flies bass-playing frontman Kevin Gibson and his girlfriend (we'll spare you the details). "Doghouse for the Holidays" is a first-person narrative power pop ballad about a hapless but well-meaning guy who has fallen out of his wife's good graces by the sheer will of his awkward ineptitude. Guys, we're guessing you can relate to this one. Who hasn't been in the doghouse for the holidays at one time or another?

Guitarist/singer Butch Bays follows with his facetious vision of an American Christmas fueled by greed, avarice and "platinum schemes." This rockabilly romp should get the attention of any Rockpile, Nick Lowe and/or Dave Edmunds fans out there. Heck, even Chuck Berry would probably tap his toes to this one.

But perhaps the crowning achievement of this EP is the Houseflies' reimagining of the holiday classic "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" as a country-westen murder ballad. In this version, the narrator vows revenge on the jolly old elf who murders his grandmother in cold blood. On the front lawn. On Christmas Eve. This is a recording that will haunt you for the forseeable future. You know, once the nervous laughter ends.

We hope you'll sip some eggnog by the fire and marvel at the Chritmas tree and all the holidays hold in store as you listen to this jolly recording. And then pray the Uncommon Houseflies decide against doing a Valentine's Day EP.


Reviews


to write a review