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LISTEN: Senses Fail’s Wonderful New Festive EP ‘Christmas Has Been Cancelled Due To Lack Of Hustle’

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 26 November 2020 at 10.47

An alternative take on some alternative songs. 

Senses Fail have got in the Christmas spirit with the surprise release of a two-track festive EP titled 'Christmas Has Been Cancelled Due To Lack Of Hustle'. 

Let vocalist Buddy Nielsen explain the concept:

"My step father have been telling me for 20 years that the only way to make it in the music industry is to do Christmas covers. He would point out Paul McCartney, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and WHAM as prime examples of musicians who did them right. He wasn’t wrong but I wasn’t in any rush.

Christmas songs are best sung in July and when it comes time for them, I’m usually burnt out, however, this year, there wasn’t much to sing about or celebrate so I reserved my carols for these songs.

I chose the two greatest Christmas songs that few know and even fewer cover. I was once told that if you build it they will come, I have built it and I hope you come.

Happy Holidays and fuck 2020."

And those two songs? 'I Wish It Was Christmas Today', the longstanding Saturday Night Live classic:

And 'Donde Esta Santa Clause', originally released in 1958 by Augie Rios':

And for wonderful comparison reasons, here's the SNL version over the years:

And here's the original 1958 version:

It's the second surprise release from Senses Fail in the last month, following a split EP of Misfits covers with Saves The Day titled 'Through Being Ghoul'.

Here's their take on 'Attitude':

And 'We Are 138':

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