Every blog does a Christmas mix, so here’s ours, with a small twist: All of these tracks are new for this year Xmas songs, not the classics or Sufjan leftovers. I’ve also included streams for charity singles, Christmas-related music videos, and other new holiday bits (with links, where applicable, to download the rest of the album or Christmas compilation). We’ve posted some of these earlier this month, but most are new. Enjoy:
“Boots” is the band’s fifth consecutive Christmas single. Get it on Amazon, all proceeds go to the (RED) Global Fund.
Get “Where The Pine Trees Grow” on Bandcamp. All proceeds go to the NYC Food Bank.
- Banjo Or Freakout – “Frosty The Snowman”Download
Download the rest of Banjo Or Freakout’s Christmas album XA2010, at Bandcamp.
- Beach House – “I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun”Download
- Best Coast And Wavves – “Got Something For You”Download
- Coconut Records – “It’s Christmas”Download
- Crystal Antlers – “10,000″Download
Download the rest of Target’s The Christmas Gig at Target.com.
- The Boy Least Likely To – “Christmas Isn’t Christmas”Download
Get the Christmas Special on iTunes.
- Craig Wedren – “Lollie Holiday”Download
- Crystal Stilts – “Jesus Claus Mix 2″Download
- Crystal Stilts – “Practically Immaculate”Download
- Deerhunter – “Artificial Snow (Notown Version)”Download
(via Deerhunter’s Blog)
- Dent May – “Holiday Face”Download
- I Was A King – “The Night Before”Download
Download Sounds Familyre’s Christmas compilation from Bandcamp.
- Kanye West – “Christmas In Harlem” (Feat. Cam’ron, Jim Jones, CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, and Musiq Soulchild)Download
- Röyksopp – “Le Cantique de Noël”Download
(via Röyksopp’s website)
- Summer Camp – “Christmas Wrapping” (The Waitresses Cover)Download
Get Moshi Moshi Xmas at Moshi Moshi Records.
Find out more about Heat Rash at loscampesinos.com.
So Beautiful Or So What is out spring 2011. Keep up with album info at paulsimon.com.
Tegan And Sara – “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)”
Get Gift Wrapped, Vol. II: Snowed In on iTunes.
“Christmas Was Better In The 80s” is available via iTunes.
The Streets (Christmas Songs)
North Highlands – “Last Christmas” (Wham Cover)
(via Big Ugly Yellow Couch)
Andrew W.K. – “Silent Night”
(via A. V. Club’s Holiday Undercover Series. They’ve also got covers by The Walkmen, Shearwater, Kate Nash and others.)