PREMIERE: Grayshot Share Cover of "Christmas Time Is Here"
Electro alt-pop duo Grayshot have released their cover of Vince Guaraldi’s timeless track, “Christmas Time Is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas. The moody, atmospheric and incredibly soothing rendition of the classic song faithfully encapsulates Charlie Browns lack of holiday cheer which makes him, in the words of his pal Linus, “the Charlie Browniest!" Listen to the track now below!
“This song has been a foundational part of our Christmas soundtrack as far back as we can remember- basically the Vince Guaraldi Trio album would come on and it was Christmas. When we started thinking about putting together a song for the holidays, it didn't take long to settle on this one. Trying to capture it's original magic but still make it our own was a great challenge for us- especially honoring the way Vince captured such a wide range of emotion without letting it become either saccharine or melancholy. It feels like real life, it's hopeful and beautiful and maybe that's why this is one of the most definitive Christmas songs for me.” - Aaron Ankrum (vocals/guitar/keyboard)
Brothers Aaron and Christian Ankrum form the core of Grayshot. The alternative pop band has been busy steadily crisscrossing the US and parts of the UK/Europe as well as writing and recording material (their first full length album Stay/Go was self-produced) in their Minneapolis studio. Their songs are a rare hybrid of indie depth & heart with a large-audience ready sound that has already landed multiple placements in TV shows and documentaries for MTV, FOX, E!, FOX Sports, Buick and others.
Having honed their live sound while supporting international bands Crooked Colours, The Boxer Rebellion and Citizens! on their respective US tours, Grayshot has become a formidable live band that consistently wins over new fans and delivers for returning audiences.
Stay connected with Grayshot on Facebook for more updates.