At the end of the month you’ll be able to hear Christmas Songs, which will collect Bad Religion’s punk rock covers of yuletide classics. The Christmas album is pretty much the epitome of a cash-grab, but the band seems to approach it here with the thoughtfulness that has always come with their music. First of all you’re not hearing something like “Jingle Bell Rock”; rather the band mostly tackles 19th century Christmas hymns and turns them fast and loud. Listen to their version of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” below.
Christmas Songs is out 10/29 on Epitaph.