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Green Seagull — First Snow of Winter
(Snowflake 19, 2018, 7")

by Henry Schneider, Published 2018-12-14

First Snow of Winter Cover art

Just in time for holidays this year’s Snowflakes Christmas Single by Green Seagull was released on December 7. The single features two songs: “First Snow of Winter” and the classic Christmas carol “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” Even though released as a Christmas single, these two songs are secular trippy psych pop renditions. “First Snow of Winter” truly captures the late 60s trippy psych beat sound with tremolo guitars, echoed voices, and a bit of sitar drone. Who would have thought that watching the first snow flakes of the season drifting to earth could be so introspective and trance inducing? “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” is not your mother’s version. Fast rhythm and wah-wah guitars launch into a totally unrecognizable riff that resolves itself into beautiful vocal harmonies and a strong rendition of the carol, making you feel comfortable and full of joy as you warm yourself wrapped in a familiar blanket in front of the fire on a cold winter’s night. So put yourself in the holiday spirt while grooving to the psychedelic sounds of Green Seagull.


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