Posted in music | tour dates on December 14, 2012

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Ex Cops - Wonderful Christmas Time (MP3)

photo by Nanci Sarrouf
Ex Cops

Admission. Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time" is easily my most-hated holiday pop song. Repetive, grating, plodding, and seemingly recorded by accident, the song makes me want to suck a candycane into a point and gouge out my eardrums. (Unlike, say, The Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping" which I can listen to ad infinitum.) So it's a Christmas miracle that Ex Cops have taken this unfortunate Macca yuletide perennial and sped it up, turned it up and transformed it into a rough-hewn little indiepop charmer. We've got the premiere of the song right here in the post to download above or stream below. Merry Ex-mas.

Another present you're going to have to wait a bit for is Ex Cops terrific debut album, True Hallucinations, which hits January 22 via Other Music Recording Company. The band are playing a record release show at Glasslands that same day with Hunters also on the bill (tickets). After that, Ex Cops play Mercury Lounge on February 15 and tickets to that show are on sale at noon. You can see them sooner than that, though, as they were just added to tonight's Paul Banks show at Webster Hall (12/14) and tickets are still available.

Meanwhile Ex Cops' Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun have each submitted lists of their favorite songs from 2012. In a bit of daring, they both include their own single "You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb" on their respective lists. Check them out below.

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Ex Cops - Top Songs of 2012

Brian's List
Frank Ocean - Crack Rock
Beach House - Wild
Spiritualized - Hey Jane
Mac Demarco - Ode to Viceroy
Bob Dylan - Duquesne Whistle
Dirty Projectors- impregnable question
Ex Cops - You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb
Perfume Genius - Hood
Melody's Echo Chamber - Endless Shore
Savages - Husbands

Amalie's list:
Wild nothing - Disappear always
Taylor swift - We are never ever getting back together
Frankie Rose - moon in my mind
Chairlift - I belong in your arms (Japanese version)
My best fiend - cool doves
Loreen - euphoria
Ex cops - you are a Lion i am a lamb
Azeealia banks - liquorice
King Krule - Octopus
Mac demarco - Ode to viceroy

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Comments (11)

Er....no. You may not list your own songs on your top ten list, sorry.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 9:53 AM

Unless you're Grimes

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 9:54 AM

This song sucks ass no matter who sings it. It bothers me that Paul wrote it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 9:58 AM

They must have a "hipster" button on their keyboard, and whatever they play will surely appeal to the elite hipster audience.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 10:12 AM

I would submit to a cavity search from Amalie

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 11:16 AM

i hear shes a lesbian

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 12:28 PM

you people

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 12:30 PM

This Song is great!!!! It speaks for itself! fuck the trolls! long live the Gnomes!!

Posted by Hope Bowers | December 14, 2012 1:43 PM

What a couple of tools. I stand by my claim that Brian Harding is an cunt.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 2:33 PM

What beautiful music they make together.

Posted by Linda | December 20, 2012 8:50 AM

I'm glad to see Rumors is finally getting a vinyl reissue. I've been looking for a used copy forever but haven't been able to track one down.

Posted by Number Book | March 29, 2013 9:34 AM

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