Today at RollingStone.com, Tracey Thorn premieres "Tinsel and Lights," the title track from her forthcoming holiday album due in stores on October 30.
Stream "Tinsel and Lights" now at RollingStone.com
On October 22, Merge will partner with Tracey's UK label Strange Feeling Records to release a transatlantic double A-side digital single. The two tracks have been chosen to show different sides of the album: one is a part-contemporary, part-retro seasonal cover version; the other is an original penned by Tracey herself.
Strange Feeling is going with her stark cover version of Jack White's "In the Cold, Cold Night" (previously performed by The White Stripes), while Merge has chosen the album's rolling title track, "Tinsel and Lights," a brand-new song written by Tracey.
"The album is a mixture of songs that give you that warm, fuzzy, festive glow and others that are perhaps a little darker and more wintry," says Tracey. "This double A-side is a simple of way of showing what's in the window."
Stream "In The Cold, Cold Night" now at the Guardian's website, and pre-order Tinsel and Lights now in the Merge store. The first 100 preorders will receive a Tinsel and Lights holiday card set. All physical preorders will include a poster, and all LP preorders will include the poster plus gift wrap and a coupon for full download. Preorders and will ship to arrive on or around the release date of October 30.