Announcing Winter in the Pub LP – out December 9
Watch and Share the Video for
“Warren City Christmas” below
“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
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. The band returns this year with “Warren City Christmas”, which also serves as the lead in to a compilation of all past singles and a few new ones as well, titled Winter in the Pub. The full album will be released via all DSPs this December 9.
Watch “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 the brand new video for “Warren City Christmas” is here to get you in the spirit.
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