Christmas Is Here (A Great Culling)

by Spelling Reform

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A dour original Christmas tune, "Christmas Is Here (A Great Culling)" is the soundtrack for your solitary late-night drink under the Christmas tree. Crisp guitar lines and a stark minimalist arrangement serve to highlight the lyrical content — a series of "holiday to-do's" (greet the neighbors, shovel the snow, call your mom) that eventually imbue the title phrase with a weary, exhausted feeling (exemplified by the woozy, shoegazy-y guitar solo). Toast the winter and the impermanence of the season with this melancholy tune.

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released December 1, 2015

Andrew Ciampa: lead guitar
Tom Howley: backing vocals, bass
Mark Rybaltowski: drums, sleigh bells
Dan Wisniewski: cymbals, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, synth

Written by Dan Wisniewski and arranged and performed by Spelling Reform.

Recorded at Sunnyside Studios in Philadelphia, PA.
Mixed by Jesse Soifer.
Mastered by Jeff White.
Cover photograph by Dan Wisniewski.
Graphic design by Dan Dinsmore (dandinsmoredesign.com).

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Spelling Reform Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia. Like The New Pornographers fronted by John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats. Debut full length "No One's Ever Changed" out November 18 on Black Rd Records.

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Track Name: Christmas Is Here (A Great Culling)
Christmas is coming
Christmas is here
Bring out a bottle
Sweep up the pine needles

Turn on the lights
then turn them off
The frame of your house
The running around

Then it all goes away
in a great culling
I am not aware of how to feel these days
Another year
Christmas is here

Kindle the fire
and call your mom
Greet the neighbors

Smile often
and shovel the snow
Toast the winter

Then it all goes away
in a great culling
I am not aware of how to feel these days
Another year
Christmas is here