Sunday, December 16

Carol of the Bells




My current obsession is Carol of the Bells by The Bird and The Bee. It was a recent iTunes single of the week and I listen to it every day, over and over and over again.

The indie/pop/alternative duo from California (multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin and singer Inara George) offer an upbeat blend of electro-pop rhythms and playfully melodies. I would love to hear a full version Christmas album next year!

I will state for the record that I have not purchased any of their CDs, but I do plan to download Please Clap Your Hands featuring Polite Dance Song from the fourth season of Grey's Anatomy. I do know that their debut album Again and Again and Again and Again was released in two versions (explicit and non explicit) but I have not listened to either album in full. Without yet knowing a great deal about The Bird and The Bee I put their lyrical style in a similar category to Kirsty MacColl (risqué lyrics paired with the low-key lounge style rather than the vocal similarities). I would love to hear your thoughts or comments.

Listen to the full version of Carol of the Bells

14 comments:

Anne said...

omg - this version is great!! I'm going to download it now! Thanks and Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

Hadn't thought about their lyrical style being similar to Kristy MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm perhaps - but I can see that.

Great song and a great blog.
Kate

beachgrl said...

I love it! I guess I have been getting lax at checking the iTunes store every week for the free downloads because I missed getting this one. Thanks for letting us hear it!

Whitney said...

Decent song. I don't care for their other songs - sort of annoying.

Definitely not on par or even close to Kirsty (not Kristy!)MacColl.

ALL THE BEST said...

Oops Whitney (thanks for pointing it out!) I knew that! Thanks and I've made the change.

I'm sure my husband would agree with you!

Anonymous said...

beachgr the last one was Michael Bolton...you didn't miss much.

ALL THE BEST said...

Whitney,
Just thinking more about your comment…I was really referring more to the risqué lyrics paired with the low-key lounge style rather than the vocal similarities. We are big fans of Kirsty in our household.

ALL THE BEST said...

You are welcome beachgrl!

coco+kelley said...

love the bird and the bee, but hadn't heard this song at all! thanks for the post, i'm off to download right now!

Style Court said...

Ronda, I also love to browse iTunes for all sorts of alternative holiday music! In fact, this was on my mind before I surfed over here and saw your post :) Anyway, thanks for the tip.

ALL THE BEST said...

Enjoy C+K!

There are some great ones on iTune Courtney!!

Whitney said...

I love offbeat Christmas music too - sometimes you don't expect certain people to have a decent Christmas song and they surprise you!

The Pickled Hutch said...

Thanks for the headsup. I am going to surf itunes right now!

Patricia Gray said...

Love it!!