Writing and performing under the moniker of Victory, the Los Angeles, CA-based artist Robert Fleming’s debut effort, Victory Is Music was released to critical praise for Fleming’s self-described “sun bleached rock ‘n’ roll with a pop sensibility.” So I wasn’t surprised when I got word that Fleming recently covered the Beach Boys – but not the Beach Boys standards; instead, Fleming covered the Beach Boys’ “Merry Christmas, Baby” for the holiday season. And he does it with the sleazy, and urgent sensuality that’s in all of his material – while being fairly straightforward.