Thursday, November 14, 2013

Erasure: Gaudete

The very prolific British duo Erasure - legendary Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yazoo aka Yaz, The Assembly) and Andy Bell - have been together for almost three decades: not a bad run.

This time around they decided to release a holiday collection of standards, traditionals as well as a few original tunes with such sunny titles as "Blood on the Snow" and "There'll Be No Tomorrow"; the album entitled 'Snow Globe' dropped this week. The first single "Gaudete" is a medieval Latin carol; the video, complete with creepy hooded monk puppets, was produced by the animation teams behind Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas.