The crew filmed and concieved this month’s Backyard session as their Christmas feature. But since they shot in early December, when weather was still somewhat balmy, it looks like it could be a late summer evening / early autumn afternoon hangout in cardigans and t-shirts. The only definitive “Christmas” sign is various shots of a cheery plastic Santa Claus. Blame global warming, but not Heyward Howkins, who plays a pair of great new tunes in the video – one’s called “Pundit,” the other untitled – and chats with BITBY’s Kyle Costill about the in-production new LP, which he hopes to release by summer. Howkins’ next Philadelphia appearance is February 21 at MilkBoy, opening for Broken Anchor.