Singer, songwriter, producer and activist Erin McKeown will be releasing her forthcoming, seventh album, MANIFESTRA on January 15th, 2013, and it reportedly brings both her political and artistic interests together. With the holiday season, McKeown recently shared “Santa Is An Asshole,” a track from last year’s anti-holiday compilation album, Fuck That, an album that is perfect for the curmudgeonly adult – or the adult who realizes that the holiday season can be fucking terrible and stressful. 

The tune is actually charming and kind of adorable – in the “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” mold – and you can purchase the album through iTunes and other digital retailers. But by purchasing the album, you can be a responsible, caring Scrooge, as McKeown will be donating 20% of each purchase to Occupy Sandy, who are still coordinating relief efforts throughout the metropolitan area. For those of us who live in the metropolitan area, it’s pretty likely that we all know folks who have been impacted by Superstorm Sandy – I know a couple – and they can use your help. 

McKeown will also be on a tour throughout the winter, and it’ll include two NYC area dates – a January 18th stop at (Le) Poisson Rouge and a January 19th stop at Littlefield in Gowanus, Brooklyn.