Alternative punk group Piebald have been slowly unveiling a set of shows since their reunion tour, which launched back in 2016. This year, the band have launched back into the recording process, debuting their first track since 2007 entitled “(All I Want For Christmas) Is To Rage With My Friends,” which will be featured on their upcoming Christmas EP Piebald Presents To You, A Musical Christmas Adventure.
“This whole sonic and photographic project escalated quickly, but it started from knowing that Christmas shows are happening again this coming winter season,” the band stated regarding the new EP. ” We are hoping to make the most of those few shows and we thought making or covering a Christmas song or two would be a fun idea. As it turns out, we’re much more about making than we are about covering.”
“(All I Want For Christmas) Is To Rage With My Friends,” is a comedic take on the holiday season, filled with holiday sounds, electric guitars and straightforward lyrics, with the performers honestly singing about how they want to “rage,” with their friends for the holiday.
The band’s most last album Accidental Gentleman was released at the beginning of 2007, months prior to the group’s original break-up. The band started with a post-hardcore style, before they changed styles and helped form Boston’s indie rock scene. They state that while this holiday reunion may seem strange, it stays true to the bands ethos.
As Piebald explained:
“Maybe you’re thinking, ‘This is weird of Piebald, who haven’t made new music since 2007 to musically rebirth themselves with a 3-song holiday release.’ Well, our response to you is this, ‘You’re not wrong. However, we have never really done anything the right or proper way. Weirdly it’s just how we do things at camp Piebald.”
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