This week, the Christmas album announcements started to come in, including She & Him, who announced their second holiday album, Christmas Party.
She & Him are Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, who have been performing together for a decade and have released five albums. The project is hardly a celebrity ego project for Deschanel, who has become best known for acting; she is an incredibly talented songwriter and vocalist. Of course, it helps to partnered up with M. Ward, who has his own celebrated music career spanning 17 years.
She & Him released their first Christmas album, A Very She & Him Christmas, in 2011. Most recently, though, they released Classics, a collection of standards, two years ago.
Christmas Party is set to come out October 28, lest we forget that the Christmas season now starts before Halloween.
They weren't the only artist to announce a Christmas Record this week, Kacey Musgraves will also be releasing one in October.
Also announced this week:
Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley - Sketches for the Music JIB (out now)
Beastie Boys - License to Ill Reissue (October 14)
Damaged Bug - “Smoggy Terminus” (September 19)
The Game - 1992 (October 14)
Justice - Woman (November 18)
La Sera - Queens EP (September 30)
Lady Gaga - Joanna (October 21)
Lazarus Cast Album (October 21)
Lizzo - Coconut Oil EP (October 7)
Lou Reed - Lou Reed - The RCA & Arista Album Collection, Vol 1 (November 18)
Luke Temple - A Hand Through the Cellar Door (November 11)
The Men - Devil Music (November 11)
Miles Mosley - UPRISING (January 27)
Peter Silberman - Transcendless Summer (out now)
Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl (November 25)
Pretenders - Alone (October 21)
The Time Is Now (October 7)