Ho ho ho… I posted a holiday music round-up two weeks ago full of oldie but goodies.
If that wasn’t enough to max out your playlist, here are a bunch more downloads sure to spice up your holiday mix…
- San Fran indie foursome My First Earthquake are sharing their new holiday track, “Holiday Sweaters.” The group had a big 2009, including a new album (Downstairs)
My First Earthquake : “Holiday Sweaters” (mp3)
- Jon Troast‘s new full-length album, Living Room, drops January 19, 2010. This ballad came out of the Nashville recording sessions.
Jon Troast : “The Last Needle” (mp3)
- Toronto-based seven piece orchestral pop group Ohbijou crafted an homage to Wham!’s “Last Christmas.”
Ohbijou : “Last Christmas” (mp3)
- DC’s Middle Distance Runner are sharing their new song “Holiday (Be Good To Me).”
Middle Distance Runner : Holiday (Be Good to Me) (mp3)”
- Nashville-based folk singer-songwriter Jessie Baylin recently wed Kings of Leon drummer Nate Followill, but in the weeks prior to the ceremony, wrote this track.
Jessie Baylin : “Mrs. Christmas” (mp3)
- DC-based indie-folk duo Vandaveer (aka Mark Heidinger and Rose Guerin) originally recorded and released in these holiday classics on their 2007 EP, VNDVR – XMSEP. Their new album, Divide and Conquer, is in stores now on Supply & Demand Music.
Vandaveer : “The Little Drummer Boy” (mp3)
Vandaveer : “Silent Night” (mp3)
Vandaveer : “Auld Lang Syne” (mp3)
- Cracker wrote and recorded this holiday track as an ode to ex-girlfriends everywhere for their Forever album back in 2001. Cracker’s most recent full-length is out now on 429 records, Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey
Cracker : “Merry Christmas Emily” (clean version, mp3)
- Composer Don Bodin is offering a free download of his Happy Holiday EP.
Don Bodin : Happy Holidays EP (zip)
- Nashville indie band Paper Route are sharing a full download of their Thank God The Year Is Finally Over Christmas EP:
Paper Route : “Thank God the Year is Finally Over EP” (zip)
- Amy Gore of Detroit’s Gore Gore Girls wrote this lo-fi tribute to the jolly fat man.
Amy Gore : “Dear Santa” (mp3)
- Cincinnati-trio Buffalo Killers recorded these Christmas covers as part of their WOXY.com Lounge Acts performance. BK’s most recent album, Let It Ride, is out now on Alive Records.
Buffalo Killers : “Run Run Rudolph” (mp3)
Buffalo Killers : “Christmas Time” (mp3)
- Ear Farm and Let ‘Em In Studios worked together to produce Do you EAR what I EAR?, a holiday album for the Association to Benefit Children. Get it for a $5.00 donation. Here’s one of the tracks.
Sean Jones : “If You Hear a Knock” (mp3)
- Psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk legend Dexter Romweber (Flat Duo Jets) and sibling Sara Romweber offer this instrumental track in honor of the holidays.
Dex Romweber Duo : “Dark Christmas” (mp3)
- We posted this earlier this week, but we want to be sure you don’t miss Vancouver DJ and remixer iamxl‘s Don Ho remix.
Don Ho – Mele Kelekimaka (iamxl holiday remix) (mp3)
- The Record Machine is sharing their first holiday compilation, The More The Merrier Christmas. Curated by Sam Billen, it features classic and new songs from Sam Billen, Nathan Philips (The Winston Jazz Routine), Andrew Connor (Ghosty), Joshu, Taylor Hollenbeck (Old Canes) and Andy Smith with Brian Lee and His Orchestra (Paper Route).