Monday, December 6, 2010

snow and happiness

It's been a busy time around So Hip It Hurts HQ, kittens. With a new business launching this week and a possible podcast in development for next year, the days have been filled with a flurry of activity. But enough excuses. Let's get to the music!

I'm a little late with this, but Hurts have a video for their forthcoming Christmas single, "All I Want For Christmas Is New Year's Day".

Epic! My current Crimbo favorite. This year is shaping up to have the most amazing Christmas tunes on record.

Hurts continue to deliver some of the best pop music of the moment. Without being too retro, they sound fresh without ever going all electro. Always striking the perfect balance of melancholy and euphoria. Suave and sophistication for the masses. And they are singlehandedly bringing the waistcoat back into fashion.

If they could only break out of the lower region of the singles chart. A massive hit would surely put them over the top.


  1. Your music selection is so British that I was surprised to see just now on your blogger profile that you're based on USA.
    Oh, sorry for the off-topic.
    But I love everything British.
    And I just found you on Facebook ;D

  2. @dequesi - Thanks! I've always been an anglophile. I'm a sucker for great melodies.

  3. I'm afraid the charts don't have time for quality any longer. Hurts if offering much more than radio programmers have time to consider. In the US people really don't go any further than what they here on the radio and if a band or artist doesn't get past the programmers, it won't get downloaded or purchased by the listener. Hurts needs some product placement, a la Florence and the Machine. Dog Days Are Over benefited wildly from placement in Eat, Love, Play. This kind of thing could make the difference for them.