JD McPherson 12.12.18

Studio 1A Sessions

JD McPherson 12.12.18

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez


JD McPherson’s anticipated debut Christmas album, SOCKS, is out today on New West Records. The record features ten original songs plus the first ever physical release of the track, “Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights).” The album was recorded during the warm spring months of 2018 at Alex The Great in Nashville, TN and produced by McPherson (vocals, guitar) and his band — comprised of Ray Jacildo (keys), Jimmy Sutton (upright bass), Jason Smay (drums) and Doug Corcoran (saxophone, guitar, keys). Also featured on the record are special guests Lucie Silvas, as a duet vocalist on “Claus Vs. Claus,” and The Giardinaires on “Socks,” “Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy,” and “Santa’s Got A Mean Machine.”

Of the recording, McPherson shares, “Over the past few months, I’ve told a few friends and interested parties that we’re releasing an album soon, and that it’s a Christmas album. You can immediately see the disappointment or bemusement on their faces. Then I have to explain to them how incredibly proud I am of it, and how I rate it as an actual album, as opposed to some kind of stop-gap or cash-grab. It’s eleven original songs. I think it’s some of my very best lyrical work. The band played beautifully. It was the most fun we’ve ever had in a studio together. After hearing the final mix, we marveled, and none of us can stop listening to it. First and foremost, it’s a rock and roll record (fans of our first record are going to flip out) and one that I believe at least a few people will listen to in the summertime, when they get a jones for feeling good. Scout’s honor.”

In support of the release, the band will embark on “SOCKS: A Rock ’n Roll Christmas Tour” including a show in Austin at Scoot Inn tonight!

 

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Broadcast Credits:
Host: Jay Trachtenberg
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove, Jake Perlman
Camera: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Hannah Edelman, Salvador Castro
Edit: Gabriel C. Pérez