Song of the Day: Happy Fangs - All I Want for Christmas Is Halloween

Song of the Day, Sonic Reducer
12/26/2014
KEXP
photo by Karina Ordell

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. This week, we are featuring Christmas-themed songs selected by Brian Foss.

Brian Foss started hosting KEXP's Sonic Reducer on Saturday nights in 2004. That first year, Christmas fell on a Saturday, and since his friend Pete (former owner of the punk record store Singles Going Steady) owned a decent Xmas punk collection, he joined Brian on air and started a tradition of doing a yearly punk rock Christmas show. In 2007, Pete moved out of Seattle and Brian felt obligated to keep the tradition going and began his own dumb collection of holiday hardcore tunes. All non-traditional songs - no White Christmas's, no Jingle Bells. Only originals. Now it's a sickness and he can't stop.

Brian's pick for today is "All I Want for Christmas Is Halloween" by Happy Fangs from the 2014 self-released single.

Happy Fangs - All I Want for Christmas Is Halloween (MP3)

Says Brian...

From San Francisco, Happy Fangs formed in 2007. This wonderful track was released as a single in 2013 and makes me think of The Nightmare Before Christmas without being in the least bit derivative. It's more the visuals the lyrics portray as opposed to the music. I really don't know much about the band, except their full length is coming out in early 2015 and they will be playing a show in Seattle in March, so keep your eyes open!

In fact, Happy Fangs announced that their debut LP, Capricorn, will be out January 27th. You can find out more about them on their Facebook page and listen to a new song below, just after you watch the video version of today's featured song:

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