Published Nov 29, 2010Christmas is officially less than a month away, and the holiday releases are starting to roll in. We recently caught wind of Coldplay's new single, and now the Futureheads will be following suit with a track of their own. It's called "Christmas Was Better in the '80s," and it will come out on December 19 via Null Records.
In addition to celebrating the holidays, the track is being released to commemorate the Futureheads' 10th anniversary. Although it won't be officially out for almost a month, you can listen to it here. It manages to be both punkish and Christmas-y, beginning as a peaceful piano ballad before exploding into a electrified stomper at the 30-second mark.
The band's 10th anniversary celebrations will also include Futurefest 2, a concert that will take place on December 23 at Newcastle, UK's O2 Academy. The show will feature performances by Frankie & the Heartstrings and Coal Train.
Futuerheads are also be marking the occasion by selling limited-edition prints by various artists through their website. All proceeds will go to Newcastle-based charities. Each print will be limited to 100 copies, with each one being signed by the artist and selling for £50 ($79.69)
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