Free Thing of the Week: Uneventful Christmas

It seems like a perfectly apropos time for this wonderful song from Paul & Storm.

We’re big fans of Paul & Storm here at The Star, and you might be too if you’re sufficiently hip. If you aren’t hip but want to be, consider this your chance!

Paul Sabourin and Storm DiCostanzo refer to themselves as “a comedy duo,” but this is giving themselves short shrift. They’re also incredibly gifted musicians. Indeed they began as a cappella singers with the notorious Da Vinci’s Notebook group for eleven years. After DVN disbanded, Paul & Storm took it as a sign there needed to be a perverse version of Simon & Garfunkel, or Loggins & Messina, or Buckingham/Nicks for the 21st Century and–voilĂ ! Since then, they’ve toured with Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage, had their guitars smashed by George R.R. Martin, cleverly altered a song to appear in the sequel to Despicable Me, and basically been a great nuisance.

Their discography covers all sorts of turf from folktune “cover” versions of Spinal Tap to elaborate concept albums where the duo imagine twenty-five songs Randy Newman would have written for renowned motion pictures to perverse Irish folk song stylings to the normally lewd and silly material that comprises most of their catalog. In other words — our kind of people.

They’ve done Christmas songs before, but this one from the middle of the pandemic is particularly fetch. But don’t take our word for it. Listen for yourselves.

Download Paul & Storm’s Uneventful Christmas from Bandcamp (pay what you wish).

Download Paul & Storm’s Uneventful Christmas from The Seattle Star (free, as in freedom).

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