Former Ruins has released a surprise Christmas EP (technically some brief notice was given). Noah has covered a lot of Christmas releases already, so you might feel a bit overwhelmed. Further, the timing may seem inopportune. After all, today is Christmas, isn’t it? You’ve got better things to do than listen to music, and then you’ll shelve this for next year.
But these are not your typical Christmas songs – they speak to the season of Christmas on the church calendar. They’re for today and beyond. The EP features a few covers and original tracks, but this is not Christmas music like you’ve likely heard. These tracks slant heavily toward nostalgic post-punk and Levi Sikes’ brooding vocals are again a defining feature.
Check it out below: