VA- You Wish: A Merge Records Holiday Album

VA- You Wish: A Merge Records Holiday Album

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Label: Merge

Released 11/22/19

As someone, somewhere once said (probably), ‘tis the season for a cool ass label-focused holiday album! Merge Records ends our 30th anniversary with a brand new collection of holiday tunes from some of the sharpest minds on our roster. Out November 22, this collection of new songs, covers & collaborations covers all the moods of the holidays: Fun, festive, sometimes sad, sometimes weird, and always memorable. Covers on You Wish include a gorgeous take on JOHN PRINE’s “Christmas in Prison” by HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER & LUCINDA WILLIAMS. Guitar virtuoso WILLIAM TYLER provides a Basho-esque psychedelic cover of BIG STAR classic “Jesus Christ,” while APEX MANOR & SHOUT OUT LOUDS breathe new life into standards “White Christmas” and “Blue Christmas”. SUPERCHUNK’s MAC MCCAUGHAN pens a somber jangle pop duet with ANNIE HAYDEN (SPENT), and MIKE KROL enlists ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD on the RAMONES-like “Won’t Be Alone Tonight”. Beyond those, you’ll find captivating originals from the likes of FRUIT BATS, MIKAL CRONIN, TELEKINESIS, COCO HAMES, ERIC BACHMANN & more!

Track Listing:

  1. Coco Hames - Keep Your Christmas
  2. The Essex Green - Green Christmas
  3. Mike Krol - Won't Be Alone Tonight
  4. Mac McCaughan & Annie Hayden - Down We Go (Sledding Song)
  5. Fruit Bats - Baby In The Hay
  6. Apex Manor - White Christmas
  7. William Tyler - Jesus Christ
  8. Hiss Golden Messenger & Lucinda Williams - Christmastime In Prison
  9. Eric Bachmann - I Was Made For Losing You
  10. Telekinesis - Christmas Time Is Here (Uh Oh)
  11. Mikal Cronin - Christmastime Heist
  12. Will Butler - Love Asked Me To Stay
  13. Tracyanne & Danny - Santa, Don't Say No
  14. Shout Out Louds - Blue Christmas