It's after Labor Day, which means it's open season for holiday albums, and if you feel, this year, like you're not going to be in a traditionally festive mood, Mark Lanegan is right there with you. Due out December 4, Dark Mark Does Christmas 2020 looks to be a different sort of Christmas album where he takes "some traditional Christmas songs, some Christmas covers plus some originals and twists them into a dark, melancholic affair." This may be more your speed than A Holly Dolly Christmas.

Five of the tracks, including a cover of Roky Erickson's "Burn the Flames," are from a 2012 tour-only Dark Mark 12", and he's recorded five new ones to go with it, including a cover of The Everly Brothers' "Christmas Eve Can Kill You."

Stay tuned for more details, but you can preorder it now.

Mark has had a busy year, having released memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep, and new album Straight Songs of Sorrow back in the spring.