Wasting no time following up its acclaimed second album, Bomb in a Birdcage, A FINE FRENZY—led by Alison Sudol—has announced a special treat for the holidays. On November 3, 2009, the band will be releasing the six-song EP Oh Blue Christmas, available exclusively at Target, Target.com and the Target area on iTunes. The whimsical collection contains three holiday classics (“Blue Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Christmas Time is Here,” from the beloved Charlie Brown Christmas) alongside three seasonal Sudol originals (“Redribbon Foxes,” “Winter White,” and “Wish You Well”).
“It was the most wonderful thing,” says the singer of the recording sessions for Oh Blue Christmas, which saw the band expanding its sound with accents from horns, mandolins, and pedal-steel guitars. “We all holed up in (producer) David Bianco’s lovely studio, which was built in the ’70s and hasn’t changed much since then—and though it was the sticky, hot LA summer outside, inside, it was snowy, delightful Christmastime.”