Hope everyone’s settling into their holiday traditions with as little anxiety as possible. To that end, we’re very proud to announce the release of two original yuletide-themed numbers to help ease the transition – “Holiday Pathos” b/w “I’ve Forgotten More Lately” – December 3 on Fin Records. (Purchase here.)
The A-side examines a bustling holiday scene through a world-weary lens, in the tradition of cynical holiday favorites like Graham Parker’s “Christmas is for Mugs,” and the B-side is an all-too-true (or so we’re told) tale of holiday overindulgence, set to a rowdy barroom shuffle. Both tracks were produced by Johnny Sangster, and feature the talents of Jim Sangster (Young Fresh Fellows, the Tripwires) on bass guitar, lending them a swing heretofore unheard on a Red Jacket Mine recording.
The single will be released in CD and digital formats, and all net proceeds will benefit SMooCH (Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital), a wonderful charity founded by Brandy & Pete Nordstrom to raise money for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The annual event raised over $175,000 last year, and this year’s installment takes place on December 14 at Showbox at the Market.
Can’t wait for you all to hear the songs – in the meantime, hang in there!