Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – ‘Christmas Eve Can Kill You’

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Not quite as wrist-slashingly morose as the darkest of Will Oldham’s work

Ease yourself into a bottle of spirits with this winterval lament. It’s not quite as wrist-slashingly morose as the darkest of Will Oldham’s work, but its gentle evocations of a wandering hobo adrift on some snow-covered path couldn’t be much sadder even if Aled Jones turned up and warbled something about his dead snowman friend during the middle eight.

Louis Pattinson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHriYpNoDbA