Charlotte's Jon Lindsay recently released a digital Christmas EP, "Could It Be Christmas." The lead track is a little pop gem with its Americana roots proudly showing. It makes me picture him in an `80s style video wearing a scarf and one of those puffy frost free jackets from Old Navy happily singing it as he treads through snow-covered city streets maybe in Amsterdam or Boston (since snow in Charlotte is so rare).
The second track, "Castles in France," is more melancholy with big, rich harmonies that sort of sing the holidays. The last one, "Partner," is quirkier and upbeat. They certainly aren't traditional holiday songs, but that's what I like about them. You don't necessarily feel like you can only listen to them once a year. As he says, "It's not your grandma's Christmas music."
You can hear them all and download the EP for $5 here.