Song of the Day: Gruff Rhys - Post Apocalypse Christmas

Song of the Day, Sonic Reducer
12/19/2016
KEXP
photo by Kari Taylor

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, host of Sonic Reducer, KEXP's punk show. Brian has been doing a punk rock Christmas special every year since 2004, and has been a Christmas day on air DJ since 2012. No standards are played, only original songs, most with a humorous bent.

Brian's pick for today is "Post Apocalypse Christmas" by Gruff Rhys, also of Super Furry Animals, from his 2011 EP, Atheist Xmas, on Wichita Recordings.

Gruff Rhys - Post Apocalypse Christmas (MP3)

Says Brian...

From Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys' Atheist Xmas EP comes "Post Apocalypse Christmas". This song has nicely dark lyrics, some crunchy T.Rex style guitars and a wonderful melody. Stand out lyric - "we lick our wounds to kill the hunger." Merry Christmas

Gruff Rhys is currently taking the holidays off but has a few shows in the UK in early 2017. While he has no plans to tour the US listed on either his website or Facebook page, you might keep checking those for updates, and look out for any Super Furry Animals action here. For now, get merry with his live performance of "Post Apocalypse Christmas" at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, Wales, from 2014:

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