â€œIâ€™ve always loved Christmas music, especially popular Christmas music from the 1940s and â€˜50s,â€ says JD McPherson. â€œThereâ€™s something classic about that sound. Something that keeps you coming back, year after year.â€
SOCKS, McPhersonâ€™s fourth album, dives headfirst into the world of original holiday music. Written, produced, and arranged by the frontman and his longtime bandmates, itâ€™s a record rooted in the same timeless influencesâ€”from 1950s rock & roll to oldschool rhythm & bluesâ€”that inspired his breakthrough release, Signs and Signifiers, back in 2010. The result is a return to McPhersonâ€™s musical wheelhouse, mixing new songs and classic tones with his bandâ€™s sharpest performances to date.