By Josh Sudman
For holiday lovers who are looking for more than ‘Christmas Cheer,’ look no further than Holiday Ghost for your next selection of fireside songs. Although none of his tunes actually deliver a holiday message or theme, or have anything to do with Christmas, Holiday Ghost’s Lo-Fi Jangle Pop bedroom recordings offer instead a unique sound that puts the holly in melancholy. Imagine waking up on a dense foggy morning, and instead of going to work, lounging on your couch all day while a fire slowly caresses your toes. You know your job is important, but today is one of those “fuck-it” days. This self-titled EP by Holiday Ghost puts you in that a mindset.
Samuel Stacpoole, hailing from Cornwall, Britain, crafts tunes that are slow and melodic, allowing the listener to wallow in each jangly guitar chord. I immediately thought to compare this to certain deep tracks of The Beatles' White Album, as each seem to come from a personal, abstract realm while still retaining an accessible pop quality. This holiday season if you want more than simply the classics like Jingle Bells, if you prefer a Gray Christmas to a White Christmas, or if you really just love post-pop production sound, Holiday Ghost can make your dreams come true.
Listen to Holiday Ghost here: https://soundcloud.com/holiday-ghost