[Cover photo credit to @_kotoko]
Southern California’s The Aquadolls are ringing in the holidays with a new take on The Waitresses’ holiday classic “Xmas Wrapping”. The track was Produced by Fat Mike of NOFX and features appearances by Angelo Moore of Fishbone on saxophone and El Jefe of NOFX on trumpet.
Frontwoman Melissa Brooks gives us an inside view of their song choice:
“Every year when the weather starts getting colder (and in California terms meaning we go from blistering hot weather to a breezy 70 degrees) it means it’s time for the holiday season. This leads to our not-so-friendly winter companion: seasonal depression.
Christmas time can be really difficult to navigate through, especially during a pandemic. The holidays can suck, but with the help of a good pal or two and some rock n roll, hopefully, it can suck a little less!
We created a ska/punk-inspired cover of The Waitresses’ “Xmas Wrapping” with the production help of Fat Mike from NOFX and Jon Graber, with horns from El Hefe of NOFX and Angelo Moore of Fishbone. It’s so exciting for us to collaborate with so many music icons on this and put a new twist on such an underrated and timeless classic. We hope you start a mosh pit to this and this makes your holiday season rock harder than before!”
The trio will also be performing with The Bombpops and Sitting On Stacy at the opening night of the upcoming Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Sixth Annual Holiday ART Show taking place Saturday, December 11 in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition showcases pieces From musicians, professional skateboarders, tattoo artists, photographers, and visual artists including members of The Vandals, Pennywise, NOFX, Strung Out, Flogging Molly and more.