John Ralston (Vagrant Records) releases two alternate universe classics just in time for the Christmas Holidays. "Jesus Christ" may be the most daring A-side we have ever heard with it's drones, screeches & clanging recalling the glory days of the Velvet Underground. "A Marigny Xmas" is an alarmingly gorgeous soft & tender swaying strum-drilled nugget: A true New Orleans heart breaker. Both feature the downright spectacular rhythm section of bassist Dan Bone brake and drummer Deric (no relation to Charles) Dickens. 7" Limited to 300 Christmas colored copies: 150 transparent red & 150 opaque white.