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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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