2. Merry Xmas Everybody
Words and Music by Slade (Lea/Holder)
Recorded Dec 2, 2006, at Mysterious Beard Studios,
Portland, Oregon. Produced by Jeff Stuart Saltzman.
Players:Nicholas Larimer (guitar), Anna Shelton (piano), Jeff Stuart Saltzman (fuzz guitar).
Voices: Heather Larimer, Ellen Osborn, Anna Shelton,
Nicholas Larimer, Milo Wood-Stritzel.
3. Teenage Christmas
Words and Music by Sudden, Kusworth, Cartwright
Recorded September 2009, at Chez Autres, San Francisco, California.
Players:Nicholas Larimer, Heather Larimer.
Voices: Heather Larimer, Nicholas Larimer.
Mastered by Kevin Nettleingham in Vancouver, Washington.
Eux Autres write smart, brassy music that makes you feel as if you’re simultaneously cartwheeling down a beach, singing by
the fire in a mountain cabin, blowing out the candles on a cake, and taking a phone call from Barry Gibb. The band sound like the unrequited love song Doug Martsch would have penned for Francoise Hardy, had the time/space continuum conveniently collapsed....more
Touched down in fields of freshly powdered snow / The streets are bathed in the anemic glow / Of plastic snowmen–No man! / We’re not tuckered out; we’ll meet you anyway / Where the champagne’s on tap / Another Christmas at home / Outside the snow is turning brown again / Inside, an army of our drinking friends / Dad slides a fiver over: “Play me Hotel California, little one” / When the champagne’s on tap / Another Christmas at home / Through frosted windows, lights are twinkling / Home for a week, what were we thinking? / That your mom would be blue / And dear old pappy, too / Last gift was hardly opened up before / We made a beeline for the tavern door / Gathered like dust, we trust, our families won’t be missing us much anyway / When the champagne’s on tap / We’re never gonna go home / And when the champagne’s all tapped / I’m gonna need a ride home