Our Christmas EP is here!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Several times The Nickel Slots have done special hometown holiday shows in December, learning a few Christmas songs to play for the occasion. These shows ended up being some of our favorite, and we enjoyed sharing our take on classic Christmas songs with our fans, so we decided to record some of these songs. Introducing Christmas With The Nickel Slots!

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1. A Shot and a Beer for Christmas (Tony Brusca)
2. Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional)
3. Blue Christmas (Jay W. Johnson, Billy Hayes)
4. A Holly Jolly Christmas (Johnny Marks)

Recording this four-song EP was a way for us to share this music with fans outside of Sacramento who haven’t been able to come to our holiday shows. We chose three songs to record that spanned musical genres, from a traditional carol to classic pop to country. They all spoke to us in different ways. And we’re excited to debut our original song “A Shot and a Beer for Christmas,” a hard-luck tale from a guy who just needs a little liquid relief during the holiday season. We recorded them all at the Pus Cavern this summer (behind-the-scenes video here).

Get your copy now from our web storeiTunes, or CD Baby, or you can buy from us at one of our live shows this holiday season. We’ll be performing songs from the new EP at all three shows!

We’re also working hard to promote Christmas With The Nickel Slots, so check back on this blog entry often during the holidays to see updates about where you can hear it on the radio and other cool stuff.

May you all have some whiskey in your stocking!

Chris, Paul, Steve, and Tony

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