It will be a Factories & Alleyways Christmas at the Wired Monk

Factories & Alleyways will perform a few seasonal songs at Murrayville Wired Monk on Friday, Dec. 13 - submitted photo
Factories & Alleyways will perform a few seasonal songs at Murrayville Wired Monk on Friday, Dec. 13
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Just months removed from the successful release of its debut LP, Vancouver folk rock band Factories & Alleyways is back at it with another release.

And this time, the boys are bringing a strong dose of holiday cheer (think rum and eggnog, extra nutmeg). The two-song single, A Factories & Alleyways Christmas, boasts holiday tunes that capture the Christmas spirit and are sure to get listeners into that special festive mood.

Side A of the single, It’s Christmas Time Again, is a holiday original that celebrates the best things the season has to offer, but recognizes that Christmas can be hard, too.

Whether it be joyfully singing carols and watching junior hockey, or somberly remembering a lost loved one,  the song highlights the many highs and occasional lows the season can bring.

But forget all that sad stuff, Side B brings nothing but kick-ass Christmas good times with a raucous rendition of Merry Christmas Baby, a tune singer Jeremy Allingham has been belting out at holiday parties for as long as he can remember. The recording, which is inspired mostly by the Bruce Springsteen version, features thunderous vocals, a boisterous backing vocal section and the sweet, sweet tones of the baritone sax.

The band is playing an intimate single release show, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Wired Monk Café in Murrayville.

The band asks that concert attendees bring a non-perishable food item to the show to support the Langley Food Bank.

A Factories & Alleyways Christmas is available on iTunes and is free to download at http://factoriesandalleyways.bandcamp.com for a limited time.

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