Thursday, December 01, 2022


Corvair to the rescue! Another GRAND new Christmas tune. Official release is Friday, enjoy now!

From the press-release: 'The song describes a holiday that comes at the end of (yet another!) difficult year, with a narrator who is torn between cynicism and surrendering to the Christmas spirit.
Corvair’s Heather Larimer says of the song: “Brian and I are both unabashed Christmas dorks. We love it. The rest of the year we are borderline misanthropes, but we just give ourselves over completely to hope and beauty at Christmastime. The song is about that internal tension. How you can be such a cynical adult, but it’s still impossible not to see Christmas with the eyes of a child.”

Larimer: “The song was inspired, like all of our Christmas songs so far, by Omaha where I grew up. In Omaha, you desperately need Christmas and all of its glowing lights by the time December rolls around. The landscape is frozen solid and everything’s colorless and harsh. But that just makes all the earnest un-ironic Christmas decorations so much more magical. They feel pretty miraculous among that bleakness.”

The song is also Corvair’s playful counterpoint to The Sonics’ Don’t Believe in Christmas, a garage rock song Naubert grew up with because his father’s band The Galaxies shared a (now-iconic) Christmas album with their Northwest contemporaries The Sonics and The Wailers where they all played on each other's songs. Naubert says, “When I was a kid we played that record in my house nonstop the whole season, and it seemed so tough of The Sonics to make fun of Christmas among all of these very sincere holiday songs. I thought of them as the bad kids on Santa’s list. So this is my anti-contrarian tribute to them.”

Earlier Corvair Xmas releases: