| 1998, 1999, 2004|
| December 2004 (2004-12)|
Little By Little...
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Pop punk
Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes) is an EP that was released by Harvey Danger in December 2004 on the band's own label, Phonographic Records. One of the songs is a demo from their next album, Little By Little..., two are different recordings of past songs, and the remaining two are rare songs, released only on special collections in the past.
The title song was originally recorded for Santa's Swingin' Sack, a 1998 CD compiled by Kevin and Bean, a disc jockey team for Los Angeles rock station KROQ.
Though as of mid-2005, this EP was out of print, the band re-released it for the 2005 holiday season.
- "Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)" – 5:12
- "Plague of Locusts" – 3:18
- "Wine, Women, and Song" (demo from Little By Little...) – 3:27
- "Pike St./Park Slope" (demo from King James Version) – 4:41
- "Jack the Lion" (live at The Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, 21/4/04; original version on Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?) – 5:59
Some copies purchased through the band's website were accompanied by a Christmas card signed by members of the band.Aaron Huffman — Bass guitar
Jeff J. Lin — Guitar, xylophone, organ, horn arrangement, piano, mixing
Sean Nelson — Vocals, optigan
Evan Sult — drums, sleigh bells
Ben Gibbard — Backing vocals
Anne Marie Ruljancich — Backing vocals
Ken Stringfellow - Backing vocals
Geoffrey Bergler - Trumpet
Neal Bolter - French horn
Charles Butler - Trumpet, piccolo trumpet
David Ritt - Trombone
John Goodmanson - Production, mixing, bass guitar
Ed Brooks - Mastering
1Sometimes You Have To Work On Christmas (Sometimes)5:12Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes) Wikipedia
2Plague of Locusts3:19
3Wine - Women & Song (demo)3:27