If you’ve already had your fill of “Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” “White Christmas” and the never ending cavalcade of holiday music that becomes virtually inescapable this time of year, take heart – WiFEE and the HUZz BAND are poised to release a new Christmas song that’s sure to vault to the top of your personal holiday hit chart.
“Everywhere It’s Christmas Time Again,” is an instant Xmas classic with a timeless Phil Spector-meets-Motown feel, but with an infectious, bouncing groove that keeps it firmly rooted in the present day. Longtime WiFEE and the HUZz BAND fan, Little Steven Van Zandt is considering adding the song for special holiday airplay on his “Underground Garage” radio show, which airs on weekly the Sirius/XM channel of the same name (Channel 21 for those of you keeping score) and on nearly 200 radio stations worldwide.
“Everywhere It’s Christmas Time Again,” will be backed with a cool and clever (but not kitschy) rendition of the forgotten holiday classic, “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas,” and will be available on 45 rpm vinyl and CD, with cover art by nationally known hot rod artist Doug P’gosh.
Doug’s custom cover seamlessly melds aspects of traditional hot rod art, lowbrow art, ‘50s/’60s counterculture, and of course everything that is WiFEE and the HUZz BAND. From the love story of Ruby and Coopy to the band members piled on top of each other in a tall finned black Cadillac (and looking like extras from a Rat Fink comic) and Santa’s littlest chihuahua doing his best to pull the whole thing, it’s impossible to ignore.
In conjunction with the release of the record and one-of-a-kind artwork, the band will be offering limited edition signed and numbered posters of the cover for sale, along with T-shirts, and stickers. They will also be launching a crowd funding program in the next few days to help make all of this possible, and would like to encourage anyone who is a fan of live local music and WiFEE and the HUZz BAND to visit their website, wifeeandthehuzzband.com to find out more information!
And, if all that isn’t enough, the band’s song “She Won’t Go,” has been nominated to be crowned as “Coolest Song of The Year 2015,” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage! “She Won’t Go,” debuted on the Underground Garage this past summer, as the “Coolest Song in the World,” the week of July 11th and remained in heavy rotation through the end of September. To win the title of “Coolest Song of The Year 2015,” the band is enlisting the help of families, friends, fans and listeners. Now through Sunday, December 27th, you’ll be able to vote for “She Won’t Go,” once a day, so every fan, family member and casual acquaintance can vote. In addition to the voting, fans over 21 can also enter for the chance to win a trip to the The Hard Rock Hotel Cancun. First place prize will receive: round-trip airfare for 2, a 4-night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun, Mexico including food and beverage and $500 in resort credits. (You can only vote for the “Coolest Song of The Year” once every 24 hours, but you can enter the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun contest as many times as you like.)
The “Coolest Song of 2015” winner will be announced on January 1st, during Kid Leo’s “Year End Review of 2015,” show on Sirius XM-21 where Kid Leo will play all 50 of the “Coolest Songs” of 2015.