Los Campesinos!, ‘A Doe to a Deer’ [Listen]
It may seem like the Killers have the market cornered on Christmas music, but that’s certainly not the case. Witness the latest jam from Welsh twee act Los Campesinos! They didn’t put out a new album this year for the first in several, but they’re making up for it in the form of a new holiday jam, ’A Doe to a Deer,’ available now as a free download (click on the button below).
With guitar riffs that wind like a ride in a one-horse open sleigh, melodic bell ringing of the festive variety and lyrics about “be[ing] home for Christmas,” ’A Doe to a Deer’ is definitely an instant holiday classic. But things take a turn for the strange by the second verse, when the narrator “is three sheets to the wind,” his “nose red from the whiskey.”