As part of the digital holiday compilation donewaiting.com has released with Each Note Secure, one song that hit a big chord of holiday cheer and nostalgia is Bicentennial Bear‘s All I Want for Christmas (is an Afghan Whigs Reunion). Give it a listen:
I asked Billy from the band to give us a little story about creating the song:
I’m excited about how well it was received. I seriously wrote the song while I was driving. I pulled my car into a parking lot, hummed the melody into my phone, scribbled a bunch of lyrics about Dulli and company and how the world would be better off without modern quasi folk rock. That night I sent a two track demo out to the band and we recorded it a few days later. So it’s super loose and fun and hardly over-thought.
At the same time, the idea behind the song is to make fun of myself for living in the past so much. Beyond the obvious things like the sleigh bells and the viola, Sean’s guitar lines really give the song a christmas-y feel.
Bicentennial Bear is releasing their debut album in March 2011.