I have to restate it every year: I don't like Christmas music. But I do make exceptions and will have to admit that I am a fan of sleigh bells; the percussion implement, not the annoying indie duo du jour. Unrest is definitely the band that put the instrument to its best non-holiday associated use, but I'm not such a Scrooge that I can't enjoy a little holiday cheer as conjured by The Medalist's eponymous "Jullåtan"/"Christmas song". Said song was written for a charity show the band did last year at Annedalskyrkan (The Annedal Church) for Stadsmissionen benefiting the homeless of Göteborg, but it took them until very recently to actually capture it on tape. Glad they did too, because it really is a lovely little pop tune. It's also a good reminder that it's a perfect time to make a donation to your favorite local charity, whether it be with money or your time. 'Tis the season!
The Medalist - Jullåtan