In early 2017, Scott McCaughey was asked to write some holiday songs for another artist’s holiday album. However, he became so inspired by the task that he wound up writing more than an album’s worth of material. Thankfully, he 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, Dear December, brings holiday cheer and a fresh batch of great songs for all to enjoy. Special guests include 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 Nora O’Connor.
Yep Roc Records is releasing a limited edition LP, with an album cover designed with secret windows, kids both you and old can peel open to find special surprises (think: Advent calendar) for Record Store Day Black Friday on November 24, 2017.
Minus 5 Tour Dates!
Nov 14 Novato CA – HopMonk Tavern
Nov 16 San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall
Nov 17 San Jose CA – The Ritz
Nov 18 Los Angeles CA – Bootleg Theater
Buy Scott the Hoople in the Dungeon of Horror digital album HERE!