Friday, 25 November 2016
Vista Blue - Bobby Kringle
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and a new Vista Blue ep each month." Even Benjamin Franklin knew how prolific New Orleans power pop maestros Vista Blue are.
As we're nearing the Festive season it's no surprise that this time round they've released another Christmas themed record. Vocalist Mike Patton says that they've released it to coincide with Black Friday as that's the time of the year when a lot of people start listening to Christmas music. Whether that's the case or not, I'd say that the name your price tag makes it a bargain worth checking out, in fact it's Black Friday everyday on the Vista Blue Bandcamp page as you can snap up all their eps name your price : https://wearevistablue.bandcamp.com/
The new ep is called Check It Twice, it features updated versions of 5 songs Mike wrote between 2012-2014 and as far as Christmas records go, they're actually very good. Future plans for the band include new music early in 2017 "We already have our first 2-3 eps planned for 2017, along with a 12 inch coming from Something To Do Records."
A song about someone who doesn't like Christmas as much as people would expect, this is Bobby Kringle....