by The Long Wait

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Santa is our take on the beloved Santa Claus, portraying him as somewhat of an outlaw and a bandit. What better way to get our tale across than with some old school country rock 'n' roll, some do-wop backing vocals and some oohs a la the Four Seasons.

We recorded Santa in a live setting at the Icelandic Embassy Studios on Halloween 2015, with overdubs done the following week. Christmas Carousel was recorded in 2014.


released December 1, 2015

Liz Cerepanya - Vocals
Björgvin Benediktsson - Vocals and acoustic guitar
Tyrus Watson - Drums
Paul Cerepanya - Bass
John Hollister - Electric guitar
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Björgvin Benediktsson



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The Long Wait

We play melodic folk rock that sits somewhere between the old school classic folk rock of Fleetwood Mac and the modern country pop of Brandi Carlile. We'd like to think we play music for anyone who can relate to strong harmonies, rich acoustic/electric guitar blends and popular song structure. ... more

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Track Name: Santa
Well I wrecked a chimney up there in Alaska,
and I smashed the sleigh into a Christmas tree
Left my dear old Rudolph in Nebraska
he was too drunk to fly the gifts to Milwaukee

Well I crashed into a church in Colorado
Running from the cops in Santa Fe
I’m wanted as the jolly desperado
From frosty Maine to sunny Monterey

They call me Santa that’s my name
Cruising cross the world in just one day
you will know me by the presents that I’ve strewn across your lawn
and the beer you had inside your fridge is gone
Have a merry Christmas carry on
Track Name: Christmas Carousel
You're the author of his story,
he’s merry, jolly and cheery
the one who brings good fortune
and presents at every turn

He spans the world in flight
Gifts to every child at night
Excited children lie awake
after parents have turned off the light

It's that little hunch in their mind
at christmas time

Going round and round
hear the sleigh bells ring
going round and round
and the children sing
everything is well
on a christmas carousel

wide awake and knowing
while outside it’s snowing
you'll never know just what you’ll see
Underneath the Christmas tree