Phoebe Bridgers Covers Handsome Family’s “So Much Wine” as Holiday Single Benefiting LA LGBT Center

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As winter sets in, a few things happen: Temperatures (usually) dip, the air gest crisp, the sun sets earlier, and Phoebe Bridgers adds to her ongoing series of yearly charity holiday songs.

A tradition started by the singer/songwriter a few years ago when she was a (mostly) unknown up-and-coming artist from Los Angeles, Bridgers has maintained focus on her catalog of Christmas covers as she’s grown in stature.

Her latest song arrived on Thursday, and it’s a cover of “So Much Wine,” originally released by husband and wife alt/country duo The Handsome Family on their 2000 album In the Air. Here’s Bridgers’ new recording:

Per a news release, proceeds from this cover will benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which is one of the few federally qualified health centers with providers who specialize in substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and people living with HIV. The Center is also the world’s largest LGBT nonprofit, assisting tens of thousands of LGBTQ+ people each month with vital and life-saving services, including youth and senior housing, legal assistance, and affirming, life-saving healthcare.

Joining Phoebe Bridgers on this recording are many of the musicians and colleagues that accompanied her on the making of her 2020 album, Punisher, the record that elevated her profile tenfold and made her one of the most talked-about artists in the indie/folk scene — as well as acclaimed indie artist Andrew Bird:

The track, produced by Bridgers along with longtime collaborators Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska, features Marshall Vore, Harrison Whitford, Sebastian Steinberg, Paul Mescal – as well as vocals, violin and whistling by Andrew Bird.

“So Much Wine” is the second release from Bridgers this year, joining “Sidelines” — an original song released back in April of this year, with a video capturing her experiences on the road:

Phoebe Bridgers and her band are still out on the road finishing up their world tour in support of Punisher, with a few dates remaining this year before joining Taylor Swift on a few dates of next year’s hugely anticipated Eras Tour:

November 20, 2022 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital
January 30, 2023 – Auckland, New Zealand – Laneway Festival
February 4, 2023 – Brisbane, Australia – Laneway Festival
February 5, 2023 – Sydney, Australia – Laneway Festival
February 6, 2023 – Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavilion
February 8, 2023 – Melbourne, Australia – Margaret Court Arena
February 10, 2023 – Adelaide, Australia – Laneway Festival
February 11, 2023 – Melbourne, Australia – Laneway Festival
February 12, 2023 – Perth, Australia – Laneway Festival
May 5, 2023 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium*
May 6, 2023 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium*
May 7, 2023 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium*
May 12, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field*
May 13, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field*
May 14, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field*
May 19, 2023 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium*
May 20, 2023 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium*
May 21, 2023 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium*
May 26, 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*
May 27, 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*
May 28, 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*

*supporting Taylor Swift

Recap: Two Nights of Cathartic Campfire Singalongs with Phoebe Bridgers and Friends at the Greek Theatre in LA

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Last November’s Christmas single from Bridgers was a cover of Tom Waits’ “Day After Tomorrow”:

2020’s was Merle Haggard’s “If We Make It Through December”:

2019’s was Simon & Garfunkel’s “7 O’Clock News/Silent Night,” in collaboration with the National’s Matt Berninger and Fiona Apple:

Along with the new Handsome Family cover, Spotify has a handy playlist of all of Phoebe Bridgers’ Christmas charity singles available to stream:

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