Holly Jolly Litmas, Vol. 2 is a new album from Detroit-based, teen producer duo, Tin x Curry. A sequel to last year’s release (Holly Jolly Litmas), this is Christmas music like you’ve never heard it before. It’s wild, original and creative, while still capturing the holiday “magic” and ambiance of the season. Blending cozy narration, analog recording artifacts, samples and high quality music, Holly Jolly Litmas, Vol. 2 comes across as surprisingly ambitious and the finished product is simply epic. It’s worth noting that the opening track, 10 x La Vida is a re-imagined version of of the Coldplay classic, Viva La Vida. My personal favorite jam on this album is Love In the Snow, which features some stellar, futuristic synths and sonic warmth.
The production quality is impressive, much better than one would expect for an “indie” release or novelty recording. These guys should honestly consider releasing this album on vinyl. There are a few sleeper hits on here that have the potential to become 21st century Christmas classics. Tin x Curry are still quite young, so I imagine they will be cranking out many more high level jams over the coming decades.
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