Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Chicago-based American indie rock band Maritan Holiday has announced the forthcoming release of the band's first holiday album, Christmas. It is scheduled to be released on October 19, 2010 and includes a cover version of the Green Day classic Punk Christmas.
The band's name is derived from the film Christmas on Mars by psychedelic rock band the Flaming Lips. The band first gained attention via a variety of blogs, such as Stereogum. The members claim to be influenced by both 1960s psychedelic rock and Middle Eastern classical music, describing their genre of music as Bucktown Freak.