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“This is indie slackers doing the grey months of winter and awkward family gatherings.” – Northern Transmissions
“”It’s still steeped in the traditions of The Wedding Present, The Smiths, and the classic Sarah Records catalog, but listeners get the feel that singer-guitarist and primary songwriter Gregg Dolan isn’t afraid to break with pop traditions.”
” – The AV Club
“Looking for holiday music that won’t ruin your indie cred?…Kissing Party has maintained a holiday music tradition that leaves everyone’s integrity intact” – Denver Post
“The music, which isn’t too far removed from the Party’s usual winsome, sometimes melancholy pop confection, has church bells, strings and sleigh bells to give it the right holiday-season sonic trappings.” – Westword
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For every holiday season since 2011, Denver’s “slop pop” lords Kissing Party have released an original anti-hero Christmas carol, and 2016 is no exception. Winter in the Pub, a compilation of all of the singles and a few unreleased ones, is now streaming in full via Northern Transmissions, kicking the holiday season into full gear. These are self-proclaimed “Christmas carols for the crippled inside.” The full album will be released via all DSPs this December 9.
Watch the Video for “Warren City Christmas”
Imagine Charles Dickens venturing into the “slop pop” genre to create a full album – think melancholia you can dance to. With origins and inspirations from the gray bleakness of Pennsylvania and Ohio in the winter months, Kissing Party serves up boozy ballads about memories in Midwestern basements, jingling and rebellious carols for drunken gutter punks, mini pop symphonies contemplating the overwhelming grayness of the season, and heartbreaks and hangovers. Winter in the Pub is more an ode to the month of depression in December than a direct reference.
When you’re ready to move past the typical cheer and uninspired cover collections this December, when the awkward nostalgia of being in your hometown starts to sink in, Kissing Party has got your back. Winter in the Pub will be available December 9 and can be streamed in full now.
Kissing Party is: Gregg Dolan, Deirdre Sage, Shane Reid, Joe Hansen, Lee Evans
Winter in the Pub Release Show:
Denver, CO – Skylark Lounge – Dec 17