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Melvins – “Carol Of The Bells” & Los Campesinos! – “When Christmas Comes (Boxing Day Version)”

Amazon is bringing back its Indie For The Holidays playlist this season, with a new round of Christmas classics reimagined by underground stars. This year’s playlist goes live tomorrow, but we’ve got a couple previews today by two very different bands.

First up are heavy-hitting Pac-NW veterans Melvins, who’ve delivered their version of arguably the spookiest Christmas song, “Carol Of The Bells.” Explains King Buzzo, “The song has scared us since we were children, that’s why we wanted to do it.” Hear it below.

Also premiering today is “When Christmas Comes (Boxing Day Version)” by Los Campesinos! You may or may not be surprised to learn that Gareth David is highly sentimental regarding the holidays, as he detailed via email:

I’m someone who has absolutely zero scepticism towards Christmas, I wouldn’t complain if people started putting their decorations up in August. Christmas is a vacuum I could happily live inside the whole of the year, where my malaise is buried under 6 feet of metaphorical snow. This song is about that time being even better when you get to share it with someone else.

Hear it below.

Here’s the full tracklist:

01 “Sister Winter” – Joseph
02 “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Savoir Adore
03 “When Christmas Comes (Boxing Day Version)” – Los Campesinos!
04 “Carol Of The Bells” – Melvins
05 “Hard Candy Christmas” – Inger Loree & the Nymphs
06 “Christmas (The Way It Was Back Then)” – Chris Staples
07 “Azusa” – The Album Leaf
08 “Plastic Mistletoe” – Glint
09 Santa, Baby” – Red Rosamond
10 “Holiday Road” – Tennis
11 “Headphones For The Holidays” – Blake Hazard
12 “Silver Bells” – Dandy Warhols
13 “Ritmo De Vida” – Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible
14 “Snow” – Sam Evian
15 “Come On Home (It’s Christmas)” – PINS

Indie For The Holidays is available 12/2 on Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music. Go here for more info about how to listen.