I first heard Holly Golightly on the White Stripes track “It’s True That We Love One Another,” a perfect pairing of two strains of garage rock. While the Stripes picked up the banner for the 2000s, Golightly came a decade before with the full-on insanity of the British group Thee Headcoatees. They skewed to the punk side of things, but Golightly as a solo artist is equally adept at country, R&B, and soul (and she sings one of my favorite Christmas songs).
This year, Golightly released two new albums: Coulda Shoulda Woulda and Slowtown Now!. “As You Go Down,” from Slowtown Now!, shows off Golightly’s specialty of mixing the sweet with the sour. The hand claps are chipper, but her voice is all sneer. Download the song below and catch Holly Golightly tonight at Hotel Vegas. Doors at 9 p.m.