Los Bitchos Los Chrismos EP
I love Los Bitchos not only for their catchy as hell music, but for their love of all things cheeky. Following the hilarious trio of videos for the songs “Las Panteras” “Good to Go!” and “Pista (Fresh Start)” that were on their stellar debut Let The Festivities Begin!, the Bitchos are back to let the holiday festivities begin and are ready to stuff your stockings with a ridiculous (and awesome) 80s themed Christmas video for their holiday song, “Los Chrismos.”
The video sees the band skiing and prancing around a winter resort at Holiday time, trimming the tree and exchanging gifts before cutting to the foursome jazzercising on an over the top soundstage (aka green screen) and hamming it up with their instruments 80s MTV style. All complete with giant teased Aquanet hair, bright bold eye makeup, and all the jumpsuits, shoulder pads, metallic lamé fashions and Spandex you can imagine circa 1987.
Los Bitchos live in Bristol (photo by Kate Hoos)
Along with the video, they also have Christmas themed jumpers and a special edition of their debut album, Let The Festivities Begin!, which has been pressed on a limited run 180gram red/green/white vinyl and comes with a flexi picture disc featuring “Los Chrismos,” and its b-side “Tipp Tapp,” along with a sticker sheet; the package and shirts are available now via their Bandcamp page.
And while I personally have never been much of a fan of holiday music, “Los Chrismos” just might be the song to finally thaw this grinch out a bit because it is an ear worm which fits perfectly into their existing body of danceable work and will sure to be a hit at the club or the office holiday party.
Watch the video below and check out pics from a recent gig I caught in the UK.