Video — November 29, 2021 at 6:45 am

Mighty Lemon Drops’ David Newton debuts new holiday tune ‘Winter Tragedy’

Former Mighty Lemon Drops guitarist/songwriter David Newton is back with a brand-new holiday tune called “Winter Tragedy,” which you can hear right now via its Joel Tabbush-directed music video, which is embedded below.

The song is credited to his project David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels, though he actually plays all of the instruments on the song. The single will be released Dec. 10.

For the music video, though, Newtown rounded up a band of Los Angeles-area musicians to back him, including Brian Reyes (The Little Ones), Zach Amos (The Blood Arm, Faraway Beaches), Christian Owens (VPL, Bad Girlfriend, Faraway Beaches), James Weir (Kissing Tigers, Faraway Beaches).

“The ‘band’ came over to my backyard in Burbank for a couple of hours, we cracked open a case of beer, fired up the snow machine in the 80-degree heat and shot this ‘festive’ video,” Newton says in an email.

Here’s the video:



The release of the new single follows a well-deserved spotlight on the Mighty Lemon Drops via the new KCRW podcast  “Bent By Nature: Deirdre O’Donoghue and the Lost SNAP! Archives,” an exploration of the late host’s archive of interviews and in-studio performances through the ’80s and early ’90s.

Listen to the series’ third episode, about the Lemon Drops, and hear the band’s full 1987 appearance:



And, lastly, the Mighty Lemon Drops’ Sire Records output — including 1988’s World Without End and 1989’s Laughter — recently was restored to streaming services including Spotify.





  1. My friends and I say 3 hours of Darkwave a week is not enough. We NEEDS more!
    Awesome show :D
    Would love to hear the song Village by Skinny Puppy

  2. THANK YOU!! I didn’t know the music was available for streaming. I only have the first few albums and was always interested in listening to their latter output. Appreciate the article.

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