Published Nov 17, 2011It's been nearly three decades since riotous, late-night TV-wrecking L.A. punks Fear dropped their much-loved debut LP, The Record, and over ten years since they put out their last platter, 2000's "excellent fusion of punk and jazz," American Beer. So no doubt fans will be stoked to learn the Lee Ving-led troupe are back with a new Christmas single.
A press releases explains that next Friday (November 25), the band will issue their take on jingle-jangle classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" on a limited-edition seven-inch through the End Records. The release will also be available digitally.
The holiday offering is a follow-up of sorts to Fear's less seasonably spirited 1982 single, "Fuck Christmas." The flip to "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" features previously released number "Another Christmas Beer."
If you were angling for some more new tunes from the crew, you're about to get your wish partially fulfilled. The press release also points to Fear re-recording The Record, with the toast to past glories dropping sometime early next year.
Whether a new recording of "Beef Boloney" will recapture the original's "blistering, thrashy attack that, for all its fury, was surprisingly tight and even intricate," remains to be seen. The band will also announce tour dates in support of the redone disc.