I’m usually not a huge fan of holiday music by rock bands but the new Killers single “A Great Big Sled” is an exception, and it benefits the (RED) campaign.
Said guitarist Dave Keuning: “We came up with the song during a soundcheck. We often use our sound-checks to write new material, as they’re the perfect time to spend half an hour noodling away, and Brandon and I decided that it would be great to do a Christmas song. There haven’t been that many Christmas songs by rock bands. I mean, you’ve got John Lennon’s one [“Happy Xmas – War is Over”], and a handful of others. But we felt there was something else to be played, and started cooking up some ideas. We recorded it during a day off work a week ago.”
“A GREAT BIG SLED” — The Killers [itunes]