by Bill Pearis
!!! @ Webster Hall 12/13/2013: Some girls might like Nik Offer's shorts (via @cyndoendo)
If you like your holiday songs with a Charlie-Brown-style light dusting of melancholy, "And Anyway it's Christmas" by !!! does so nicely, all while set to a stomping '70s disco beat. Says frontman Nik Offer:
"We've always wanted to write an Xmas song, but wanted it to be good enough and not just something like "it's a disco christmas" or whatever. It had to be a good song to start with. We came up with this groove and it just felt Christmassy to us. Hopefully, you'll see fit to play at holiday dance parties for years to come. Happy holidays to everyone who came out to our shows this year and made 2013 one of our most fun yet. Oh, and make sure you check the dub mix for personal holiday greetings from each band member.""And Anyway it's Christmas" is available now as a 7" and you can stream the A-side below.
The band just wrapped up a short zip around the East Coast, having played NYC at Webster Hall on Friday (12/13) with Holy Fuck, and Ithaca, NY on Saturday (12/14). For New Years, the band have conveniently scheduled some dates in Australia where it is the height of summer. Those are listed, along with their disco Christmas song, below...
!!! - And Anyway It's Christmas
!!! - 2013/2014 Tour Dates
DECEMBER 30 Falls Festival @ Lorne, AU
DECEMBER 31 Falls Festival @ Marion Bary, AU
JANUARY 01 Falls Festival @ Byron Bay, AU
JANUARY 3-4 SouthBound @ Busselton, AU