Knifeplay have shares a new Christmas EP called For the Holidays, a collection of Christmas songs the Philadelphia band has released over the years. It will be available on Bandcamp only until January 2, with proceeds going to Broad Street Ministry, which offers a variety of social services to Philadelphians living in deep poverty. Listen to the EP below.
“I hope to build this album year after year, it will come and go just like the holidays themselves, but always with new songs and new perspectives,” the band’s s TJ Strohmer wrote in a statement. “Just as we all return to the holidays each year with newfound growth. It will eventually serve as a snapshot of the progression of our music through the years, and a reflection of where our heads were on any given year. I realize this music won’t be for everyone and it isn’t what most people want from us. But it is a project I feel so naturally compelled by. It is impossible to rank and rate because it is a pure soul expression, it is my most egoless songwriting. It an exercise in happiness and optimism which somehow eludes my expressions of how I interact with the world for the rest of year.”