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Shonen Knife on tour, announce Christmas maxi single

Shonen Knife at Knitting Factory (more by Andrew St. Clair)
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Hopefully Shonen Knife can kick back for a bit of r n’ r amidst their current US tour. The band has tonight off before resuming their US tour tomorrow in Minneapolis, eventually making their way to The Bell House on 11/18. Tickets are still on sale for the show that also includes fellow women rockers Heavy Cream and Hard Nips.

In the meantime, get ready to celebrate the holidays the Shonen Knife way:

A lovely gift this Christmas Shonen Knife!

In 1991 Shonen Knife released the indie classic holiday themed “Space Christmas” single, in 1999 “All I Want for Christmas” (with the help of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore) and now in 2011 the trio continues this tradition celebrating the season and the band’s 30th An­niversary with a new maxi single called “Sweet Christmas” available November 29th both as a digital release and on CD by Good Charamel Records ( in North America!

The Maxi Single includes the track “Sweet Christmas”a pop punk homage to their fondness for eating Christmas sweet cake and celebrating with friends. The “Sweet Christ­mas” Maxi Single also includes a more traditional offering with a version of the classic “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” as well as an acoustic version of the title track “Sweet Christmas” to help you celebrate the Holiday!

Look for those new Christmas songs digitally and on CD (via Good Charamel) on 11/29.

All remaining tour dates on their 30th anniversary tour, some recent video of the band covering Ramones, and the Christmas single art and tracklist, below…


Sweet Christmas TRACK LISTING
1. Sweet Christmas
2. Sweet Christmas (Acoustic Ver.)
3. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Shonen Knife – Blitzkrieg Bop live at the Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA

SHONEN KNIFE – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

2011/11/11(fri)First Ave. Minneapolis, MN, US
2011/11/12(sat)Empty Bottle Chicago, IL, US
2011/11/13(sun)The Strutt Kalamazoo, MI, US
2011/11/14(mon)Radio Radio Indianpolis, IN, US
2011/11/16(wed)Mayday Cincinnati, OH, US
2011/11/17(thu)31st Pub Pittsburgh, PA, US
2011/11/18(fri)The Bell House Brooklyn, NY, US
2011/11/19(sat)Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY, US
2011/11/20(sun)Valentine’s Albany , NY, US
2011/12/2(fri)??? FEVER
2011/12/3(sat)??? CLUB UPSET
2011/12/4(sun)????? LIVE HOUSE Pangea

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