Vanyaland Premiere: Vary Lumar aren’t exactly having a ‘Wonderful Christmastime’
Paul McCartney’s 1979 cheery classic “Wonderful Christmastime” may or may not be the most annoying holiday song ever. But Boston rock quartet Vary Lumar took a stab at it anyway, modernizing the track by slowing it down to a moody, electronic-pop simmer.
In the black and white video, vocalist Paul de Pasquale sits between a Christmas tree and some packed-up moving boxes, flanked by a carton of eggnog and some Sailor Jerry’s. As he swigs and sings, the boxes are slowly removed, no doubt loaded up into a U-Haul that he hopes will get stuck under a Storrow Drive overpass as it exits the city.
Either way, he’s simply, having, a “Wonderful Christmastime.”
Drink up. She’s gone. It’s almost the New Year.
Catch Vary Lumar December 21 at Radio in Somerville, playing a benefit for MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Soft Pyramids and Tony Savarino and the Savtones are also on the bill, and the venue, which suffered damage from an electrical fire several weeks ago, expects to re-open by then.