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 none other than Fat Mike of NOFX and features appearances by Angelo Moore of Fishbone on saxophone and El Jefe of NOFX on trumpet.
Frontwoman Melissa Brooks says,
“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 Aquadolls had much to celebrate in 2021 with festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Beach Life Festival, Ohana Fest and a slot supporting Jimmy Eat World at Chicago’s Metro. The band also played livestream sessions for Spin and Paste Magazine and appeared on outlets such as Flood Magazine, Hollywood Life and LA’s KTLA TV.
The trio’s recent single (and first for new label home Enci Records) ‘Disappearing Girl’ gained major traction via inclusion on playlists including Spotify’s The New Alt, New Noise, New Alt-Rock Mixtape, Fierce Femmes and Apple Music’s Shazam: The Best New Music.
Stream and download ‘Xmas Wrapping’ here.