It finally happened: Hardly Art is attempting their hand at the lucrative holiday album racket. More catchy than cynical, however, Dude York’s Halftime for the Holidays defies any knee-jerk categorization as a mere year-end cash-grab. As evidenced by spunky original “Break Up Holiday” – the new music video for which premiered today on Stereogum – Dude York still have a lot on their minds. Plus, they really like the holidays.
Halftime for the Holidays (so named for its abundance of arena-ready guitar solos) includes seven Dude York originals along with a punked-up rendition of “Silent Night” and “Takin’ Care of Christmas” (yup). It will be out on CD and digital/streaming services Friday, November 24th and is available for pre-order now.
Dude York’s US tour with Alex Lahey kicks off November 15th. See below for a full list of upcoming performances.
11.15.17 - Allston, MA - Great Scott #
11.16.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
11.17.17 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live #
11.19.17 - Washington, DC - DC9 #
11.22.17 - Toronto, CA - Drake Hotel #
11.24.17 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean #
11.25.17 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry #
11.29.17 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada #
11.30.17 - Austin, TX - Barracuda #
12.02.17 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge #
12.03.17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court #
12.05.27 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge #
12.06.17 - San Diego, CA - Casbah #
# - w/ Alex Lahey