• minus 5 Dear December (CD, £11.50)

    label: yep roc

    New collection of seasonal songs by Minus 5’s all star line-up. In early 2017, Scott McCaughey was asked to write some holiday songs for another artists holiday album. He became so inspired by the task that he wrote more than an albums worth of material and decided to record that album with his group, The Minus 5, a rotating line-up of musician friends that McCaughey recruits to join him from time-to-time. The resulting album brings holiday cheer and a fresh batch of great songs featuring collaborations with Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Peter Buck, Mike Mills, The Posies, Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Chuck Prophet, M. Ward, Tammy Ealom (Dressy Bessy), Kurt Bloch, Kelly Hogan and Norah O'Connor. Tracks: New Christmas Hymn / When Christmas Hurts You This Way (featuring The Posies) / See You In December (featuring M. Ward And Chuck Prophet) / Festival Of Lights (Hanukkah Song) (featuring Mike Mills, Lead Vocals By Mike Mills) / Johnny Tannenbaum (featuring Kelly Hogan And Norah O’Connor) / The Fourth Noel (featuring Colin Meloy) / Merry Christmas Mr. Gulp Gulp / Your Christmas Whiskey / I See Angels (featuring Ben Gibbard) / Yule Tide Me Over (featuring Kelly Hogan) / I Still Believe In New Year’s Eve


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