Hey all, I know some of you don't like me offering my opinion in news posts, but it is my opinion that everyone should have a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving ... as well as a great "after Thanksgiving sit-on-my-ass-and-veg" day. Stay safe and eat lots.
In correlation with August Burns Red's release of their Christmas album, Sleddin' Hill: A Holiday Album, today we are bringing you an early holiday treat. So, start getting in the holiday spirit by hitting the replies to check out guitarist JB Brubaker's top 10 holiday songs. Then go purchase their new record.
Remember to turn your clock backs one hour tonight, because it is the happiest time of the year: Daylight Savings! To celebrate this extra restful of days, I have prepared a little celebration in the replies.
You may remember last year we debuted the Holiday ABSOLUTExclusive series with some pretty glorious tunes. Well we're bringing it back again in '08 and kicking it off with... who else but Relient K! Head to the replies for the premiere of the band's new animated featurette for their song "Sleigh Ride." Then go head and enter our Relient K holiday contest for an autographed CD and some merch.
Yesterday morning, The Graduate performed their cover of "Blue Christmas" on WGN Chicago. (To watch, click on the "WGN Morning News" tab in the video player, type "The Graduate" in the search bar, and the video will come up.)
Okkervil River has a new holiday EP called the Golden Opportunities Mixtape to download for free on their website. The EP includes eight covers and one original song recorded live on tour from 2006 to 2007.
In light of Anton's discussion topic, let's add another December-inspired tune to the list. Our fourth holiday ABSOLUTExclusive comes from Automatic Loveletter (whose vocals you might recognize from recording with Cartel and All Time Low). Head to their AP Profile to stream "San Francisco."
Patent Pending has a brand new holiday song, video and a tour for this December. The song titled “She’s a Ho-Ho-Ho Merry Christmas” is now streaming on their myspace. The song can currently be purchased on Amazon and eMusic. Additionally, the band has wrapped up a video for the song and it will premiere in the near future.
On December 21, the band will embark on a holiday tour, select dates will be with Catch 22. For fans in the Long Island area, they band there will be a special performance and signing on December 5th at Looney Tunes Records to celebrate the store’s re-opening.
Fearless Records has launched their 2007 Holiday Sale and with every purchase of $5 or more you will receive a limited edition Fearless Records DVD sampler. This 65 minute sampler includes a compilation of music videos from Fearless artists such as Mayday Parade, Alesana, Plain White T's, A Static Lullaby, Sugarcult and more.
Holiday Parade has posted "Success Story" from their debut album, Two Cheers For Tuesday, on Purevolume.com. The band is set to enter the studio this January with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, All Time Low) to record a new EP.
The Aquabats have revealed the dates for their forthcoming, annual Holiday Jubilee performances, on which the five-piece, nerd-core outfit will feature support from Supernova, The Lashes, and Army of Freshmen. You can find the band's schedule below.
The Early November wants you to celebrate the holidays with them. The band will be playing a show with Bayside, All Time Low and Dave Melillo on December 27th at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ. Doors are at 6:00PM, and you can get tickets at Ducat King or Ticketmaster, which are $13 if you go through the venue itself. Also, there will be special Christmas stockings filled with goodies for the first 50 people in line at the show, and there will also be special, limited-edition merch available for sale.
Mustard Plug, who are currently hard at work on their follow-up effort to 2002's Yellow #5, has announced the dates for three holiday shows, on which the group will be joined by support acts The Flatliners and Deals Gone Bad. The dates have been posted below for your viewing pleasure.
Holiday Parade has posted "Hope Dies Last" from their debut album, Two Cheers For Tuesday, on pureVOLUME.com. Below are the band's upcoming shows, including a couple dates with Cartel and Dave Melillo:
Happy Chanukah! I just wanted to inform you that my Best Of 2005 list is now up for viewing. My photograph link isn't up on the main screen quite yet, but my list has been posted so if you're interested, check it out! I wish with all my heart that you each have a warm, cozy, holiday that is full of love and good feelings. Happy Holidays and here's to the coming New Year. Thanks!
Sorry if I'm missing from the replies, I'm on vacation but will check in as much as possible!
I just wanted to personally wish everyone a happy holiday and apologize to those who have been trying to have news posted through me. It's been very tough this past week with the holidays and my grandma's recent visit to the hospital. Expect more out of me when the weekend closes out. On a completely different note, and out of curiosity, what kind of holiday traditions exist in your family?
Taking Back Sunday has launched their first ever run of holiday greeting cards, designed by James Rheem Davis, and signed by each member of the band. They're available for purchase in packs of five or ten with all proceeds going to the following cancer related charities hand-picked by relatives of the band who have battled the disease: