Great Lake Swimmers return with a holiday EP titled, They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore. A four track Christmas themed EP that contains two new songs and two traditional Christmas songs. This Canadian band has a relaxed melodic pop folk-rock vibe. The band is lead by singer-songwriter Tony Dekker and this EP will offer a refreshing deviation from the over-hyped, mainstream offerings currently flooding the holiday music scene. Sometimes melancholy, but extremely beautiful and Dekker’s voice has a soothing quality about it that is very pleasant. They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore is an album for quiet nostalgia-tinged times, when thinking about the true meaning of Christmas, before thoughtless consumerism. The EP also brings to light the importance of the memories of those we’ve lost over the years and to remember them in our big family gatherings too. That’s the short of it!
They Don’t Make Them Like that Anymore
They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore
Ink For A Star
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Release Date: November 3, 2017
The two originals have beautiful lyrics and haunting vocal harmonies. The two traditional Christmas carols, “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” (dating from 1849) and “Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabel” (dating from the 17th Century) are presented with much care to detail and keep things simple, to good effect.