The band Wavves just released a festive new EP, Emo Christmas which includes two songs, “Emo Christmas” and “So Glad It’s Christmas.” Frontman Nathan Williams belts out lyrics in “Emo Christmas” with an intro, something about Christmas makes me cry and I don’t know why. I still think about you all the time and I don’t know why. Haven’t seen you since the 4th of July. Watch the snowflakes fall out of the sky and I don’t know why.
The festive two song EP is perfect to get you in the holiday mood. After all, one can only handle listening to the same old Christmas songs in the mall or radio, the songs about Rudolph and Santa Claus are considered holiday classics but let’s face it, we’ve all heard them a million times. Thankfully, we can add a fresh batch of festive and fun tunes to the tradition.
While listening, you might imagine strolling down a snowy sidewalk somewhere. At least that’s what Williams sings in “So Glad It’s Christmas” with lyrics, walking back in the snow, you’re in my arms that’s all I know. I’m just so glad it’s Christmas. Williams wrote “Emo Christmas”and “So Glad It’s Christmas” was written by Wavves bassist Stephen Pope. Last year for the holidays, the band released a cover of “Christmas Time is Here.”
The band has produced six studio albums with their third album, King of the Beach (2010) produced by Grammy-winning producer Dennis Herring at Sweet Tea in Mississippi. The album was named the 24th-best album of the year by Spin and the 50th best album of the year by Pitchfork.
In April, Wavves re-released their self-titled debut album in honor of their ten-year anniversary. The band is currently touring with Beach Fossils, and will be wrapping their co-headlining run this December.
Wavves Tour Dates:
12/04 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Belasco Theater
12/05 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Belasco Theater
12/07 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues San Diego
12/09 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues San Diego
12/10 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues Anaheim
12/12 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
12/13 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna