The wonderful, local, sex-positive Rachel Lark is beloved for her bawdy jams, which have been heralded by folks like Margaret Cho and Dan Savage. And now she's brought us all some Christmas cheer with a surprising, subversive holiday album.
Herein Lark, who sometimes performs looping music at spots like the Boom Boom Room and The New Parish, just accompanies herself on her signature ukelele, allowing her lyrics and voice to shine. "Hung for the Holidays" is available on bandcamp.com to stream or download and name your price, but remember It's the season of generosity...
The album was written, at least in part, for a holiday performance on Dan Savage's podcast Savage Love. He's rightly smitten with Lark, who proudly jokes/admits that she took a bunch of acid and wrote these songs.
Highlights include "Oh, Poly Night," the bitterly hilarious "12 Fights of Christmas," and San Francisco lyrics like "This holiday's nothing but wholesome / so why you gotta turn it into Folsom?" It's sure to terrify your family and delight your friends.