Blink-182 have released their first track as a newly independent artist from their upcoming EP titled Dogs Eating Dogs, which is due out on December 18th. In the song (which can be heard below), the band lays down a new and welcomed acoustic sound with a chorus that will be stuck in your head for weeks. It definitely takes a more serious tone and strays from their comical, insulting Christmas songs from past albums, but it’s still awesome.

In a Rolling Stone interview earlier this month, Travis Barker claimed that “This EP is a hundred times better than Neighborhoods, because we’re all in a room together, the rule is that there are no rules.”

Dogs Eating Dogs is currently available for pre-order on Blink-182′s site as part of three different holiday bundles with a mix of t-shirts, posters and Blink-182 wrapping paper.