In true holiday spirit, Dr. Dog will release a four-song Christmas EP called Oh My Christmas Tree. The proceeds will benefit Feeding America, a nationwide food bank network.
The EP will be released on Dec. 10.
Slate magazine is currently streaming the songs on its website. The band had originally intended the EP as a gift for family members and friends before choosing to release it.
“Last year, in 2012, I wrote these songs and recorded them in two different kitchens over the course of the two weeks leading up to Christmas,” explained Scott McMicken in a press release. “I made them with the intent to mail them to some of my friends and family as a Christmas present. It wound up being a great gift to myself!”
McMicken added that the experience he’d had while recording the songs showed him “an added depth and beauty to life,” which he wanted to share with the public.
has also announced its winter tour dates. Check them out below.
24 – University Theatre @ New York, N.Y.
25 – Terminal 5 @ New York, N.Y.
27 – Town Ballroom @ Buffalo, N.Y.
28 – Higher Ground @ Burlington, Vt.
29 – Cabaret Mile-End @ Montreal, Quebec
31 – Electric Factory @ Philadelphia, Pa.
01 – Electric Factory @ Philadelphia, Pa.
03 – Madison Theatre @ Cincinnati, Ohio
05 – Turner Hall @ Milwaukee, Wis.
06 – First Avenue @ Minneapolis, Minn.
07 – First Avenue @ Minneapolis, Minn.
08 – Riviera Theatre @ Chicago, Ill.
19 – Civic Theatre @ New Orleans, La.
20 – Warehouse Live @ Houston, Texas
21 – Stubb’s @ Austin, Texas
22 – House of Blues @ Dallas, Texas
24 – Crescent @ Phoenix, Ariz.
25 – Crescent @ Phoenix, Ariz.
26 – The Observatory @ Santa Ana, Calif.
27 – Wiltern @ Los Angeles, Calif.
28 – The Catalyst @ Santa Cruz, Calif.
01 – Warfield Theatre @ San Francisco, Calif.
03 – Crystal Ballroom @ Portland, Ore.
04 – The Venue @ Vancouver, British Columbia
05 – Neptune Theatre @ Seattle, Wash.
07 – The Complex @ Salt Lake City, Utah
08 – Fox Theatre @ Boulder, Colo.
10 – Liberty Hall @ Lawrence, Kan.
11 – Slowdown @ Omaha, Neb.
12 – The Pageant @ St. Louis, Mo.
14 – 9:30 Club @ Washington, DC