Pennsylvania rockers Beach Slang are releasing their next record, The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City, on Jan. 10, 2020, with bass from The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson. In the meantime, James Alex and co. have given us a new holiday original, “Jolly Liver.” The gruff punk tune is anything but jolly, without any gifts, halos or “flying deer”—just a stiff drink to cap off a “dead-end year.”
As the title suggests, it’s a bitter alcoholic’s anthem to the season. “I don’t want no holiday cheer,” snarls Alex, “I want beer.” Announcing the song via Twitter, Beach Slang included a quote from the famously booze-obsessed poet Charles Bukowski:
Listen to “Jolly Liver” below, along with Beach Slang’s 2015 Paste Studio session.