Southern California’s the Aquadolls are ringing in the holidays with a new take on The Waitresses holiday classic “Xmas Wrapping.” The track was produced by none other than Fat Mike of NOFX and features appearances by Angelo Moore of Fishbone on saxophone and El Jefe of NOFX on trumpet.
Frontwoman Melissa Brooks says, “Every year when the weather starts getting colder (and in California terms meaning we go from blistering hot weather to a breezy 70 degrees) it means it’s time for the holiday season.
This leads to our not-so-friendly winter companion: seasonal depression. Christmas time can be really difficult to navigate through, especially during a pandemic. The holidays can suck, but with the help of a good pal or two and some rock n roll, hopefully, it can suck a little less!
We created a ska/punk-inspired cover of The Waitresses’ “Xmas Wrapping” with the production help of Fat Mike from NOFX and Jon Graber, with horns from El Hefe of NOFX and Angelo Moore of Fishbone. It’s so exciting for us to collaborate with so many music icons on this and put a new twist on such an underrated and timeless classic. We hope you start a mosh pit to this and this makes your holiday season rock harder than before!”
LISTEN TO “XMAS WRAPPING” HERE: https://orcd.co/xmaswrapping
The Aquadolls had much to celebrate in 2021 with festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Beach Life Festival, Ohana Fest and a slot supporting Jimmy Eat World at Chicago’s Metro. The band also played livestream sessions for Spin and Paste Magazine and appeared on outlets such as Flood Magazine, Hollywood Life and LA’s KTLA TV.
The trio’s recent single (and first for new label home Enci Records) “Disappearing Girl” gained major traction via inclusion on playlists including Spotify’s The New Alt, New Noise, New Alt-Rock Mixtape, Fierce Femmes, and Apple Music’s Shazam: The Best New Music.
Listen to “Disappearing Girl” on streaming platforms HERE: https://orcd.co/disappearinggirl.
The Aquadolls formed in La Mirada, CA in January 2012, by Melissa Brooks, the band’s lead singer and songwriter. Melissa began recording bedroom demos of her songs and eventually released the album ‘We Are Free’ in early 2013, followed by the LP ‘Stoked on You’ in December 2014.
After a brief break from releases, the stars aligned in July 2018, and the new era of The Aquadolls commenced with Jacqueline Proctor on drums and Keilah Nina on bass. The band grew as a powerful threesome leading up to the release of The Aquadolls’ highly anticipated second album, ‘The Dream and the Deception,’ recorded and self-produced by Brooks and self-released October 28, 2018, on Aqua Babe Records.
Following their sophomore album, the trio self-released the single “Suck on This” in summer 2019, followed by their 2020 viral cover of Lash’s “Take Me Away” (a track made famous via its inclusion in the 2003 Lindsay Lohan-starring Disney film ‘Freaky Friday’). The band’s latest single ‘Disappearing Girl’ is out now on Enci Records. The Aquadolls have toured with the likes of Kate Nash, Jenny Lewis, La Sera, and others.