Phoebe Bridgers Shares Cover of McCarthy Trenching’s “Christmas Song” (Feat. Jackson Browne) | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
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Phoebe Bridgers Shares Cover of McCarthy Trenching’s “Christmas Song” (Feat. Jackson Browne)

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Nov 29, 2018
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Phoebe Bridgers has shared a cover of McCarthy Trenching's "Christmas Song." It features guest vocals from Jackson Browne and includes sleigh bells, so it's a full on Christmas song. The song is available digitally now and can be streamed below.

Bridgers had this to say about the track in a press release: "McCarthy Trenching is singer/songwriter Dan McCarthy's band. We played a show together in Omaha this last year. They named the band after the trenching company owned by Dan's uncle so they could sell those t-shirts instead of having to make their own. The first time I heard this song it hit me like a ton of bricks. A lot of McCarthy Trenching songs do that. It's not that often that I hear a Christmas song that doesn't make me want to quit music. I played a show in L.A. around the holidays last year where I covered it for the first time. Jackson Browne was there, and he came up to me after the show to tell me how much he loved the song. A couple days later, Dan got a Bandcamp notification on his desktop computer that someone paid 50 bucks for his record and wrote a nice note and signed it Jackson Browne. He thought someone was fucking with him. So when I decided to record a version of the song, I knew who I wanted to sing on it. Plus, I have wanted to make music with Jackson as long as I've wanted to make music."

The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, back in September 2017 via Dead Oceans and then released a deluxe digital version in October 2018, also via Dead Oceans. Bridgers has also recently teamed up with fellow singer/songwriters Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus to form supergroup Boygenius, whose self-titled debut EP was released last month via Matador.

Read our 2017 exclusive interview with Phoebe Bridgers and check out our photo-shoot with her.

Phoebe Bridgers Tour Dates:

November 29 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park*
November 30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *

* co-headline with Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus opening

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