The So So Glos – “Father Christmas” (The Kinks Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

NYC punk staple the So So Glos have decided to celebrate the holiday season in their characteristic style: by rocking out super hard. They’ve provided a kickass cover of the Kinks’ “Father Christmas,” not straying too far from the original, but they manage to amp the whole thing up and add some of their energetic verve and some Christmas cheer. They’ll be releasing the song to download for free on their website on Christmas Day, but for now you can listen to it below.

Here’s the original to compare:

The So So Glos are opening for the Hold Steady at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg on 12/30 and 12/31.