This has to be a joke, right? Nope, not really.
Thanksgiving hasn’t even arrived yet, let alone Christmas news is already starting to roll in. The latest bit of news comes from Epitaph and L.A. punk pioneers Bad Religion, who are proudly announcing the release of their Christmas album, Christmas Songs., and
The new Bad Religion album is due out in a week’s time, on October 29th, and features eight new studio recordings of traditional Christmas hymns and an alternate mix of their single “American Jesus,” by Andy Wallace. Bad Religion will contribute 20% of proceeds from Christmas Songs to SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
If you feel like skipping over the rest of October and November, check out the new song “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” above.
Co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz said that this album:
Might be the most subversive album we’ve done. To me, what the album is indirectly stating is that this music, and thus the world, can be powerful and beautiful stripped of god and religion. These are just really good songs, and a historically non-religious band like Bad Religion can perform them with as much power and feeling as anyone.
So… it’s an atheists Christmas album?
If you feel so inclined, pre-order the album at: badreligionstore.com
Christmas Songs track listing:
01. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
02. O Come All Ye Faithful
03. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
04. White Christmas
05. Little Drummer Boy
06. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
07. What Child Is This?
08. Angels We Have Heard On High
09. American Jesus (Andy Wallace Mix)
Rock Hard \m/