You can stream 'Christmas Will Break Your Heart' now.
The track appeared out of nowhere on Christmas Eve with a note on the band's Twitter account. It's the first new material they've released since they broke up, and comes after the group had repeatedly denied they would ever reunite. In the note, frontman James Murphy said he's been singing the song to himself every winter for the last eight years, but never had a chance to record in time for a Christmas season until now. It's available for streaming and as a 7-inch single.
"This year, Al Doyle had a short break between Hot Chip tours where he could be in NYC, and Pat and Nancy were home, and Tyler agreed to fly out from Berlin for a few days, so we all recorded this together, reserved a pressing plant slot and our friend Bob was available to master it quickly—so that means, less than two weeks after we recorded it, there is actually a Christmas 7-inch, which feels like something that could only have happened a very long time ago."
Read the whole note on on Twitter, and listen to it below.