Titus Andronicus have released a new holiday single, ‘Drummer Boy’, which spins Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ to tell the nativity story. Listen to it below.
“I first connected the dots between the great Billy Joel song and the beloved Christmas standard several years ago, but it got tossed onto the pile with so many of my other crazy ideas,” vocalist Patrick Stickles explained in a statement. “Things being how they are, though, I may not have the luxury of time to execute all those crazy ideas, so when we had two days off in Montreal on our recent tour, we figured we’d grab the reindeer by the antlers and cross this one off the list, so as to avoid the pain of eternal regret. Also, I’ve noticed a lot of discourse recently about what constitutes a legitimate ‘parody’ lately, and I’d like to get a piece of that action.”
Titus Andronicus’ latest album, The Will to Live, arrived earlier this year via Merge.