New England punk rock band Four Year Strong are getting into the Christmas spirit by releasing a cover of “Somewhere In My Memory” from the 1990 classic holiday movie Home Alone.

Originally written and recorded by famed composer John Williams for the original motion picture soundtrack for Home Alone, “Somewhere In My Memory” was nominated for Best Original Song by the Academy Awards after its release in 1990 and has since become a holiday classic.

“We’ve wanted to record a Christmas song for as long as I can remember,” says lead vocalist/guitarist Alan Day. “Dan and I finally decided to sit down and figure out a way to make it happen and we couldn’t be happier about how it turned out. We wanted to do a song that hasn’t been covered a million times, and Home Alone is one of the best movies ever made, so “Somewhere In My Memory” seemed like the perfect song. We hope our rendition gives everyone as much holiday cheer as we had while recording it. Merry Christmas!”

The New England punk-rockers recently announced a ten year anniversary tour for album Rise Or Die Trying – the tour starts in Europe in January before hitting the UK in February.

Tour Dates:

01/30 – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
01/31 – Madrid – Chango Live
02/02 – Hamburg – Hafenhlang
02/03 – Cologne – Underground
02/04 – Hannover – Bei Chez Heinz
02/05 – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
02/06 – Berlin – Cassiopeia
02/07 – Leizpig – Conne Island
02/08 – Munich – Ampere
02/09 – Munster – Gleis 22
02/10 – Aarschot – Hlinher
02/11 – Eindhoven – Dynamo
02/12 – Amsterdam – Melhweg Oz
02/13 – Paris – Boule Noire
02/14 – Bristol – Fleece
02/15 – Manchester – Academy 2
02/16 – Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
02/17 – London – Koko
02/18 – Dublin – Academy 2
02/19 – Belfast – Oh Yeah Centre

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.