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HAIM, Yo La Tengo, the Flaming Lips, Jack Black, and friends have announced a Hanukkah album

The Randall Poster-produced album will be out November 22.

November 12, 2019
HAIM, Yo La Tengo, the Flaming Lips, Jack Black, and friends have announced a Hanukkah album HAIM   Pascal Le Segretain / Getty

Wes Anderson’s favorite music supervisor Randall Poster has produced a new Hanukah-themed album, according to Pitchfork. Out November 22 on Verve Forecast, the album will feature a mix of covers and new originals from HAIM, Yo La Tengo, the Flaming Lips, Jack Black, Loudon Wainwright III, and more. The project was reportedly inspired by Yo La Tengo’s tradition of holding a series of Hanukkah concerts. “When our old friend Randy Poster asked us to contribute to an album of Hanukkah songs he was putting together, we were kind of stumped,” Yo La Tengo reportedly said in a statement. “As non-practicing Jews (and non-Jews), truthfully the holiday has little meaning for us (that’s the meta joke behind Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah shows), but we were open to inspiration. We thought maybe another friend, Sam Elwitt, could crack the code, and we think he did a fantastic job with his composition “Eight Candles.”

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HAIM, Yo La Tengo, the Flaming Lips, Jack Black, and friends have announced a Hanukkah album