Christmas deconstructed. Thatâs what west coast collective, Astrocolor, created with their holiday album, ‘Lit Up’. Available on vinyl and digitally via Last Gang Records on November 13th, the 10 song soundtrack is a cool, sultry nod to an all encompassing holiday. Perfect as background music for any seasonal soiree, ‘Lit Up’ is an album that is going to earworm its way onto your year round playlist.
âA couple of us were living together at the time we began visualizing what the album might be, listening to the jazz great Stan Getz and his album Getz Au Go-Go a lot for inspiration,â comments Astrocolorâs Bill Farrant. âThe version of ‘Summertime’ from that album became a jumping off point for what we were trying to do, taking the classic ‘summertime and the livinâ is easy’ hook and reshaping it into an exploratory piece. We too wanted to create a sense of familiarity and exploration within the context of a Christmas album.â
Have a listen to “We Three Kings” below, and grab your copy in the Last Gang Shop!