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Christmas Island

Blackout Summer

In The Red
LP $13.00

10/06/2009 759718517019 

ITR 170 


CD $12.00

10/06/2009 759718517026 

ITR 170 CD 


MP3 $9.90

10/06/2009 759718517026 

 


There are actually three Christmas Islands: one off the coast of Australia, one in the Pacific Ocean (which also goes by the name Kiritimati), and one whose incredible self-titled debut album is on In The Red.  Hailing from sunny San Diego, California, Christmas Island plays music that on the surface is happy and poppy. There is a dark undercurrent to their brand of lo-fi pop punk--it is joyous and almost twee while secretly depressed and deeply disturbed. Citing Tronics, Urinals, Television Personalities, The Clean, Versatile Newts, and The Fall as influences, Christmas Island is Beach Boys-style, sunny Southern Californian pop by way of the late-'70s / early-'80s UK DIY scene.  "... the band has a subtle charm that mixes sunny California harmonies with a nod toward the garage in the vein of Kiwi poppers like The Clean." --Raven Sings the Blues

Tracklist

  1. #1 Pre Apocalyptic

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  2. #2 Black Cloud

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  3. #3 I Don't Care

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  4. #4 Anxiety Attack

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  5. #5 Egypt

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  6. #6 Bed Island

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  7. #7 Dinosaurs

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  8. #8 It's True

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  9. #9 Weird You Out

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  10. #10 Doin' Swell

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  11. #11 My Baby

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  12. #12 Blackout Summer

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