There are actually three Christmas Islands; one off the coast of Australia, one in the Pacific Ocean (which also goes by the name Kiritimati) and one who released their incredible self-titled debut album on In The Red in 2009. Hailing from sunny San Diego, California, Christmas Islandís music is happy and poppy on the surface, yet there is a dark undercurrent to their brand of lo-fi pop punk. Simultaneously joyous and almost twee while secretly depressed and deeply disturbed. †Citing Tronics, Urinals, Television Personalities, the Clean, Versatile Newts and The Fall as influences, Christmas Island are Beach Boys style pop by way of the late 70ís- early 80ís UK DIY scene. All brought to you by way of sunny southern Californian culture. The results are sublime.