Bad Religion will release a Christmas album titled “Christmas Songs” on Oct. 29. The album will feature eight new studio recordings of traditional Christmas hymns as well as an alternate mix by Andy Wallace of their own song “American Jesus”
You can stream BR’s “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” below.
The band will contribute 20 percent of the proceeds from “Christmas Songs” to SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
“This might be the most subversive album we’ve done,” BR co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz said in a press release. “To me, what the album is indirectly stating is that this music, and thus the world, can be powerful and beautiful stripped of god and religion. These are just really good songs, and a historically non-religious band like Bad Religion can perform them with as much power and feeling as anyone.”
Christmas Songs Tracklisting
01. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
02. O Come All Ye Faithful
03. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
04. White Christmas
05. Little Drummer Boy
06. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
07. What Child Is This?
08. Angels We Have Heard On High
09. American Jesus (Andy Wallace Mix)