The Bird and the Bee have some exciting things planned for 2009, most notably a new album, which hits stores Jan. 27. But we don't have to wait till the new year to get the goods. The adorable duo delivered two holiday gifts this week: a new video and a free Christmas song.
The video's for the song "Love Letter to Japan" off the forthcoming Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future. The song is exactly what it sounds like it would be: a catchy little tune about cherry blossoms and Japanese candy. The video's sort of the Rocky of Dance Dance Revolution, with a wannabe superstar gradually getting his moves down. I think my favorite part is seeing the duo as little animated characters within the game console.
Meanwhile, if you're looking for some cool but still family-appropriate holiday tunes, head over to this site to download a free mp3 of the Bird and the Bee's take on "The 12 Days of Christmas." If you're not sure you want to download, you can listen to it on MySpace, along with a couple of other songs from the new album.
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