New Jersey punk veterans The Bouncing Souls have announced a livestream version of their annual Home For The Holidays event, as part of Will Yip’s Live At Studio 4 series.
The band recently teamed up with producer Yip for Volume 2, an album of reimagined songs from their back catalog, out now via Pure Noise Records. The Home For The Holidays livestream event will see the band perform Volume 2 in full, along with more ‘Souls songs, December 12 at 8 PM EST.
Will Yip says:
“I’m excited to have The Bouncing Souls be apart of our Live at Studio 4 Series. They’re a band that has been so inspiring to work with the last few years and I’m beyond excited to showcase how incredible they are live. Can’t wait to welcome everyone into our studio and share such a classic Souls moment together!”
Vocalist Greg Attonito comments:
“We have missed a lot of things this year. We’ve missed being with each other as band buds and we’ve missed making music for our friends everywhere. This year has challenged us all in ways we maybe never imagined and pushed us to be stronger in ways we maybe didn’t think were possible. The idea of rousing the spirit of Home for the Holidays at the end of 2020 seemed like such a great idea. But how? After much deliberation we think we’ve found a way. We will be getting together in Studio 4 with our good bud/producer Will Yip to perform our new record, “Volume 2” plus some surprises. There will be some special guests and some stories to tell too. Our goal is to try to capture a taste of that great spirit we all enjoyed so much during the nine year run of our annual Home For The Holidays party at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. We figured you all could use a dose of that spirit after such an upside down year. We know we could. We are looking forward to playing together in a room maybe more than we ever have in our 31 years as a band. We hope you’ll sit back at home and join us on December 12th.”
Volume 2 was inspired by the acoustic sets the band had been playing before their 30th-anniversary tour in 2019, but from the get-go, they knew it had to be something more than an acoustic record.
Guitarist Pete Steinkopf says:
“We initially wanted to recreate some of the stripped-down vibe of the acoustic sets, but if anything, these versions are much more involved than the original versions. The first day we got to the studio Will said something like ‘we’re not gonna just make an acoustic record, right guys?’ We were like ‘hell no’ and then we were off to the races.”
“Many of the songs we recorded have been around for twenty years or more and we’ve played them thousands of times. It was really satisfying to bring 30 years of experience to these recordings. We knew the songs inside and out so it was fun to stretch them out a bit and see what happened.”
Grab a ticket for the Home For The Holidays Live At Studio 4 here, listen to Volume 2 here or purchase it with Bouncing Souls merch here. Check out the Volume 2 version of “Ghosts on the Boardwalk” below.
Images courtesy of The Bouncing Souls. Featured image by Danny Clinch.