Today, Landlady is ringing in the holidays with the release of “Please Come Home for Christmas,” featuring Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath. The track, which is available for streaming, caps off a busy year for the band and ushers in tonight’s Landlady Holiday Spectacular at New York City’s Mercury Lounge. With all proceeds benefiting the Bushwick School of Music, the event will include performances from Landlady, Celestial Shore, Xenia Rubinos, Luke Temple, Invisible Familiars, Zongo Junction, Cantina, Star Rover, Relatives, Sam Cohen, Zula, Rubblebucket’s horn section, Cassandra Jenkins, The Westerlies and Isaac Gillespie.
Landlady’s Adam Schatz summarized the ethos of the celebration, saying:
“I believe the true greatness of the holiday season is that, amongst the madness of commercial oppression and Mariah Carey, we are forced to consider and value those we call family. This show is about those considerations and values. The Landlady Holiday Spectacular is about coming together and being an extraordinary sum of our own parts, because it is surely worth doing that at least once a year.”
Landlady’s holiday cheer comes as part of Hometapes own annual holiday compilation, available today. Also benefiting the Bushwick School of Music, the mixtape features Landlady, Ivan Howard (The Rosebuds, GAYNGS), Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso), Invisible Familiars, Star Rover, Josh Millrod and more. The compilation will be available later today; choose your donation amount and download at Hometapes’ Bandcamp page.