Or ask East Nashville’s own Brett Rosenberg. The fun-lovingly sardonic singer-songwriter and lo-fi auteur has, under his current and perhaps better-known Quichenight moniker, just added his creative voice to the pantheon of album-oriented (or at least extendedly playful) holiday cheer with a four-song EP entitled A Very Quichey Christmas.
While Billboard heralds The Bieb’s Mistletoe undertaking as a “pretty great pop record in its own right. … [A] concept album, of sorts: a sticky-sweet tour of hook-laden R&B music that just happens to focus on Christmas,” I’m gonna go ahead and tout Quichey as a through-crackling-speaker, super-duper power-pop set: a slappiddy-dashiddy sleigh ride of bar-chord-laden bar rock that also just happens to focus on Christmas, but with a start-to-finish, under-10-minute run time that is, albeit barely, within the average cynic’s threshold for sonic seasonal merriment.
The band (i.e. Rosenberg) describes the effort as “a joyful pop romp celebrating the darker side of the ‘holiday season.’ ” Available for download, stream or — giving it mad stocking-stuffer potential — on cassette (limited edition, no word on gift-wrapping options), you can get Quichey on Bandcamp. It’s only three bucks, with all proceeds going to “benefit Quichenight.”
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