Linked to the wonderful Elephant Six collective, Dressy Bessy have been purveying sweet indie rock since the late ’90s. Other members of the collective include Apples in Stereo (with whom Dressy Bessy share guitarist John Hill), Beulah, Elf Power and Neutral Milk Hotel; if you know any of those you’ll know loosely what to expect from Dressy Bessy. Of course, you might be able to make your own guess based on the name alone, and you probably wouldn’t be far wrong.
All The Right Reasons appeared on the Kindercore compilation Christmas Two in 1999. It has just a little of that Christmas sleigh bell sound, the right amount of bouncy cheer, and lyrics of seasonal warmth and friendship:
Just look at the tree
It’s shining on me
stars are hidden but seem to agree
friends are all here
“and how are you dear”?
hugs and kisses up to my ears