Artist: Masked Intruder (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, BandCamp, Last.fm, Fat Wreck Chords, Wikipedia)
Christmas records can be a tricky thing. More times than not they suck (at least newer ones do), so the fact that I tend to groan anytime I hear about an artist putting out a new Christmas record is understandable. In fact, I tend to go out of my way to avoid new Christmas records (like that Bad Religion X-mas album which I absolutely refuse to listen to) but I couldn’t help but be intrigued and a little bit excited at the prospect of a Masked Intruder holiday record. And as usual, Masked Intruder has struck gold with Under the Mistletoe. This two song EP is classic Masked Intruder complete with way over-the-top lyrics about holiday cheer (and thievery). Seriously, this band can do no wrong. If you are a fan of Masked Intruder or pop punk in general, do yourself a favor and get this record!