New Single – “Christmassy”
When I was growing up in Minnesota, the approach of the holidays was always gradual and exciting. The first snow would be the beginning of winter, but maybe even more important for a kid in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, it was the beginning of the countdown to Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year. It was like a 3 month long Advent calendar – a crescendo of lights going up, shop windows being decorated, presents being made, trees coming home from the farms. The more Christmassy it got, the more excited my siblings and I got. Here’s a new Christmas song, Christmassy. Available now for stream and download, and listen on YouTube!
Dan Wilson’s 5 Days of Christmas – Day 3
“The Best Gift”
Underlying the Christmas story, and sometimes amidst the holiday hoopla, the themes of redemption and forgiveness still resonate. This is a song about personal forgiveness in that context of universal forgiveness. Available now for stream and download!
Dan Wilson’s 5 Days of Christmas – Day 2
“The Hottest Christmas Eve Ever”
There’s nothing quite like a midwestern Christmas, outsmarting the winter by cozying up by the fire. Available now for steam and download!
Dan Wilson’s 5 Days of Christmas – Day 1
“Are You Lonely Tonight, Mrs. Claus?”
She may not be featured in a lot of Christmas songs, but Mrs. Claus is one of the holiday’s unsung heroes. I wrote this song with The Tropicals. Available now for stream and download!
Dan Wilson’s 5 Days of Christmas
I’ve written a bunch of holiday songs over time and starting today I’ll be sharing my five faves – including A NEW ONE! Excited for you to hear them!
Feeling Strangely Fine – 20th Anniversary Reissue and Pledge Campaign
Semisonic Friends & Family: I am very excited to share this news with you! On October 19th, Universal will be releasing a 20th Anniversary deluxe version of our Feeling Strangely Fine album! This anniversary edition includes music not included on the original album, additional artwork, and special liner notes. Click on the banner to check out our Pledge page and pre-order!
Brett Dennen ‘Here’s Looking At You Kid’ EP Out Now
Brett Dennen’s latest EP, Here’s Looking At You Kid, which I co-wrote and produced, is now available everywhere.
This is the second EP Brett and I have collaborated on over the last year, and I’m extremely proud of the great music we’ve made together.
Check it out HERE
Brett Dennen ‘Let’s…’ EP Out Now
I’ve been spending a ton of time with Brett Dennen this last year, and I had the joy of producing his EP – it’s out today everywhere you find music. I co-wrote the tunes “Jenny and Jill,” “Good Vibration,” “Home Away From Home,” and the title track “Let’s…”.
I’m really proud of this project, and…
“What a Year For a New Year” – Song Re-Release
Friends – back in 2002, I released a song called “What a Year For a New Year” on a compilation benefit CD that has since been discontinued. Now, because so many of you have asked about it, I’m re-releasing that same recording. I drew some new artwork to go with it too – a sunrise, a fresh start, a new day on the darkest day of the year. I hope you dig it too. You can listen to it now anywhere you find your music online (iTunes, Spotify, etc).
Very best wishes to you and yours in the New Year! Here’s hoping for a great 2018, and here’s to us doing everything we can to make it great.
WNYC Soundcheck Session
Had the opportunity to join the fine folks in WNYC’s studio for a Soundcheck session recently. Have a listen!