The Ruiners Drop Mariah-free Holiday Cheer

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The Ruiners are a veteran glam punk band who have been rocking Detroit for over a decade. Following in the footsteps of Motor City proto-punk legends like The Stooges and MC5, the band specializes in raw, guitar-driven rock & roll. Fronted by their charismatic singer and founding member Rick Ruiner, the group embraces the DIY aesthetic of classic punk bands of the 70’s and 80’s.

“No More Mariah Carey ” is the brand new original Christmas song from The Ruiners, released worldwide via all major streaming services on December 5, 2022. To ring in the holiday season, the band serves-up a fun, funny and rocking protest of the legendary songbird’s ubiquitous presence each December. With a sound that lands somewhere between the psychobilly surf-punk riff-rock of The Cramps and the classic power-chord punk of The Ramones, the band states their case for a Carey-less Christmas.

"The holiday season is upon us, and we love Christmas music. Although I think we can all agree -we’re all sick of that Mariah Carey song. I was in the mall once and I considered sticking my head in a garbage can to escape it! That’s what inspired me to write this song and I hope you enjoy it!"
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Rick Ruiner

In 2020, Rick and The Ruiners’ Goth-Abilly offshoot band – Bat Hearse – released an alternative holiday song called “Coffin for Christmas” that became an indie goth anthem garnering thousands of streams. It continues to be a fan favorite at Bat Hearse’s live shows.

Check out the fabulous “No More Mariah Carey” video below, or listen on your favorite streaming serviceYou can hear both “No More Mariah Carey” and “Coffin for Christmas” on the Deep Indie Holidays playlist. Follow the links below to connect with The Ruiners.

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