Selfish Things are giving back this holiday season with the release of their version of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”, originally recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. This stripped back, emotional track became a family affair with guest vocals and very special cover art courtesy of Rowen Biro, daughter of vocalist Alex Biro.
“Vancouver has the worst homelessness problem in the entirety of North America, the majority of which is made up of indigenous youths aged 10-29. Indigenous persons in Canada are 6 times more likely to die by suicide compared to the general population and are 66% more likely to become addicted or dependent on drugs/alcohol,” shares vocalist Alex Biro on the inspiration behind the accompanying music video. “Given the original music video and the intention behind the song, we’d like to use the visuals of the video to fundraise for the Native Urban Youth Association – https://unya.bc.ca/about/.”
Watch “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” here or by clicking the image below.
Selfish Things have been touring throughout the United States and Canada throughout the year in support of Don Broco, William Ryan Key (Yellowcard), Sleep On It, Cavetown, Trash Boat and more.
Next week, the band will hit the road again in support of label-mates Boston Manor on their first full-length headlining North American Tour. Alongside Microwave and Heart Attack Man, this winter tour will kick off in Boston on November 20, travelling to cities across the United States and Canada before wrapping up back on the East Coast in Hartford, CT on December 20. For tickets and updates on all upcoming tour dates, please visit: http://www.selfishthingsband.com/
Today’s release is the first new music since the band’s debut full-length release Logos earlier this fall. Through honest lyrics, unique melodies and guest features from artists including Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), Andy Leo (Crown The Empire) and William Ryan Key (Formerly of Yellowcard), Logos solidifies the 4-piece as a band to watch in and out of the rock scene.
Produced by WZRD BLD (Lil Peep, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, nothing, nowhere), the 11-track record spans genre influences while diving into topics of grief, love, anxiety and more on an honest deep dive into frontman Alex Biro’s psyche. Fans can stream the new music video and purchase Logos today via Pure Noise Records at https://smarturl.it/sflogos.
While taking their name from Jimmy Eat World’s “23”, with unmatched determination Selfish Things prove they are neither selfish nor self-serving. Having spent years cultivating and nurturing his raw, natural talent, dedication to musicianship and songwriting, Biro founded Selfish Things. All of this, in the hope of shedding light on one simple, yet oftentimes overlooked, concept — honesty.
Selfish Things is Alex Biro (Vocals/Guitar/Piano), Mike Ticar (Lead Guitar/Vocals) and Cam Snooks (Rhythm Guitar).