I'm much more of a Halloween guy than a Christmas one, and under any other circumstances there is no way I would post about Christmas music before Thanksgiving, but this is 2020, and I'm a firm believer in finding joy where you can this year. Since many people find joy in Christmas music, we can bring it to you a little earlier this year. Murder By Death have an album of Christmas music this year, and the first single is a cover of Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas." Murder By Death are the kind of roots band that can successfully open for Clutch, so a Christmas song from them is an odd sounding prospect. Well... they nailed it. Sure, the Murder By Death version is a little darker sounding version, but that could just be Adam Turla's voice. It's a spot on cover, and I challenge you to not smile just a tiny bit when you listen to this, even if it's a teensy bit too early.
You can listen to Murder By Death's version of "Blue Christmas" below. Lonesome Christmas, the upcoming album from Murder By Death, will be out December 1. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Murder By Death, check out the band's website.