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New Release: Los Straitjackets “Yuletide Beat” available for pre-order – and they have a groovy Holiday Gift Pack, too!

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Surf-rock's favorite luchadores, Los Straitjackets, have released another rockin' collection of Christmas tunes. (Cover: Yep Roc)

Surf-rock's favorite luchadores, Los Straitjackets, have released another rockin' collection of Christmas tunes. (Cover: Yep Roc)

Rock’s favorite luchadores, Los Straitjackets, continue to set the wave for shimmering yuletide surf-rock joy with their latest release, “Yuletide Beat,” available for pre-order from Yep Roc Records now. A follow up to their massively popular 2002 holiday release “Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets,” the new record has been made available in a VERY limited edition (1,000 CDs/1,000 vinyl copies) for order now.

Yep Roc’s release has this to say about the new release:

Yuletide Beat’ is the long awaited follow up to Los Straitjackets’ popular Christmas album “‘Tis The Season for Los Straitjackets.” The band has created 10 all new rock & roll arrangements of traditional Holiday carols that’ll have you rockin’ through December and ringing in the New Year with a romantic slow dance to “‘Sould’D Lang Syne.”

The band rides a desert surf wave on “We Three Kings,” takes “Joy to the World” to Memphis, and makes “Jingle Bells” into a Bakersfield sleigh ride. Not to mention entering uncharted territory with a classic rock rendition of “Jolly Old Saint Nick” (retitled “Groovy Old Saint Nick” for 1971 ambience).

This limited-edition pressing (1000 each of the CD and LP) of the “Yuletide Beat” CD and LP are individually numbered and come in a lovingly printed and letterpressed package by renowned DC area poster artist El Jefe.  The limited-edition LP will be pressed on red 10″ vinyl.  These won’t last long, so don’t miss you chance to get your hands on some rockin’ holiday tunes from “America’s Instrumentalists.””

The “Yuletide Beat,” on CD or vinyl can be pre-ordered for $15/$20 (respectively) HERE!

And, for the surf-rock super fan, the band is offering a VERY limited number of Holiday Gift Packs for pre-order, which include the “Yuletide Beat” CD and extra commemorative items celebrating each of the members of the band.

“The “Daddy-O-Grande Key Ring” will keep all your important keys in one place while reminding you of how much Los Straitjackets rule. An “Eddie Angel Koozie” will keep your beverage frosty at your bbq. A “Pedro Del Mar Handfan” will keep you cool in a hot place. And of course A “Teen Hornet” edition “Teen Beat Luchador Mask” will be the  perfect apparel for new Year’s Eve reveling.

The “Yuletide Beat Holiday Fan Gift Pack” is limited to just 50 packs so don’t miss out. You can get all this great stuff for the amazingly low price of just $50 while supplies last!”

The special, SUPER LIMITED EDITION Holiday Gift Pack can be pre-ordered HERE!

The band have announced tour dates through late December, but for some reason continue to give Denver a wide berth. Send them a note to get them to stop here and bring our town some of their Christmas groove! Heck – they’re hitting Pontiac and Green Bay! Why not Denver on the way? It’s been too long!

Here’s a list of the most current schedule, anyhow:


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For the Holidays: Los Straitjackets – new holiday album, ¡Viva Christmas! tour, with El Vez, in the works

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Photo: Jim Graham/Yep Roc

Photo: Jim Graham/Yep Roc

What better time than late summer, when the waves are making swells after the hurricane season, and there’s no one but locals willing to brave the onset of the autumn chill to ride them, to start thinking about what to get your wave riding buddies for the holidays this year? Especially those who have as deep a love for surf twang, and a hankerin’ for Mexico, all year ’round! And America’s favorite surfing luchadores, Los Straitjackets, are mere weeks away from releasing a brand new Christmas album, a follow up to their extremely popular “‘Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets,” released in 2002.

2002's "'Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets"

2002's "'Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets"

“Yuletide Beat,” from Yep Roc Records, is slated for a November limited vinyl and CD release and download, will feature 10 rockin’ new arrangements of traditional carols, to help give the season more swing and surf than ever before. Here’s an excerpt from the band’s release:

“The band has created 10 all new rock & roll arrangements of traditional Holiday carols,  that’ll have you rockin’ through December, and closing out 2009 with a romantic slowdance to “‘Sould’D Lang Syne.” The band rides a desert surf wave on “We Three Kings,” takes “Joy to the World” to Memphis, and takes “Jingle Bells” on a Bakersfield Sleigh Ride. Not to mention entering uncharted territory with a classic rock rendition of “Jolly Old Saint Nick” (retitled Groovy Old Saint Nick for 1971 ambience).  This limited edition, numbered pressing of 1000 CDs & 1000 Vinyl comes in a lovingly printed and letterpressed package by DC area poster artist El Jefe, and will also be available for download via all major download sites.”

El Vez, onstage with Santa & Frosty

El Vez, onstage with Santa & Frosty

On top of that, the legendary surf-luchadores are teaming up with El Vez for a Fall/Winter ¡Viva Christmas! tour of both coasts, with a short jaunt in the midwest. Sadly, there are no Denver dates scheduled just yet, but let’s hope they’ll make a stop our landlocked surf mecca before it’s all over – stay tuned!

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