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'Let It Snow, Baby…Let It Reindeer,' Relient K's First Full-Length Holiday CD Due Oct. 23

August 25th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Relient KRelient K – the band that brought you Five Score And Seven Years Ago, mmhmm, Two Lefts Don't Make a Right…(But Three Do) and The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheekis heralding the holiday season in its own inimitable style with the release of its first-ever, full-length Christmas album: Let It Snow, Baby…Let It Reindeer. The album, scheduled for release by Capitol on October 23rd, features Relient K's take on 10 holiday classics and six original songs.

From the glory of "Handel's Messiah" and "Angels We Have Heard On High" to the goofiness of 1950's novelty song "I'm Gettin' Nuttin' For Christmas" and "Santa Clause Is Thumbing To Town" (wherein Relient K imagines a Christmas full of catastrophes that reduce St. Nick to hitchhiking), Let It Snow, Baby…Let It Reindeer captures the many sides of the season. There's elation ("I Celebrate The Day") and depression ("I Hate Christmas Parties"), nods to "Boxing Day" and New Year's Eve ("Auld Lang Syne" – with a new ending) and lots of old-fashioned fun along the way ("Deck The Halls," "12 Days of Christmas," "Sleigh Ride," "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," to name a few). The collection was produced by Mark Lee Townsend and Relient K vocalist, Matt Thiessen.

Relient K's Five Score And Seven Years Ago debuted at #6 on The Billboard 200 earlier this year, becoming the band's highest charting album to date and receiving rave reviews. "Five Score features irresistible pop-punk hooks and glorious Beach Boys-style harmonies, all building to an 11-minute mini-rock opera that recalls – and equals – The Who's 'A Quick One While He's Away,'" said USA Today while Alternative Press praised the album's "radio-ready power pop goodness." The band will launch a co-headlining tour with Switchfoot on October 16th in Charleston, WV (details to be announced shortly).

The track listing for Let It Snow, Baby…Let It Reindeer:
1, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
2. Sleigh Ride
3. Merry Christmas, Here's To Many More
4. Angels We Have Heard On High
5. Deck The Halls
6. 12 Days of Christmas
7. Silent Night / Away In A Manger
8. I Celebrate The Day
9. In Like A Lion (Always Winter)
10. I'm Gettin' Nuttin' For Christmas
11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
12. Santa Clause Is Thumbing To Town
13. Handel's Messiah
14. I Hate Christmas Parties
15. Boxing Day
16. Auld Lang Syne (new ending)
17. Hidden Track
(tracks 3, 8, 9, 12, 14 and 15 are Relient K original compositions)