• Andrea Bauer
  • Egerton and Aukerman at this year’s Riot Fest

Back in 2010, Stephen Egerton of the Descendents and All recorded The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton, a solo album that saw him handling all instruments himself, with all the vocals covered by a rotating cast of singers from some of the biggest bands in pop-punk’s past and present. Without surprise, the best contribution comes from Descendents front man Milo Aukerman, who sings on today’s 12 O’Clock Track, “She’s Got Everything.” Musically, this supercatchy number sees Egerton completely channeling his All and Descendents bandmates—his work on the drum kit sounds nearly identical to Bill Stevenson and Karl Alvarez could easily be playing the over-the-top walking basslines. And for Milo, he brings some Christmas cheer to the mix, spending the song’s sugary and addictive choruses musing on what to put under the tree for the girl he loves. Christmas songs don’t get any better than this.