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Posts Tagged ‘Holiday Season 2011’

Benny Bellamacina, “My Private Prayer”

Dec 23, 2011 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Benny Bellamacina, “My Private Prayer”

As we ease our way into the Christmas weekend, we offer this beautifully written prayer for the holidays.

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Josh T. Pearson, “O Holy Night”

Dec 23, 2011 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Josh T. Pearson, “O Holy Night”

One of the most widely-discussed artists of 2011 among the indie press, the elusive Josh T. Pearson was finally captured early this year by Mute Records, who released his acclaimed album, Last of the Country Gentlemen. Here the folks at Mute offer us his heart-wrenching interpretation of “O Holy Night.”

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Scott Matthew, “Silent Nights” (Feat. Sia)

Dec 22, 2011 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Scott Matthew, “Silent Nights” (Feat. Sia)

Note the “s” at the end of Scott Matthews‘ “Silent Nights”: it’s the first hint today’s Free MP3 of the Day is not your Grandma’s Christmas carol.

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RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 9

Dec 22, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 9

In the spirit of the holiday season this week’s RCRD LBL Essentials Playlist is full of holiday music recorded by some of today’s coolest artists. This Essentials Playlist isn’t all good tidings and cheer though, these are modern holiday songs about about the ins and outs of Christmas in 2011. 

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Holiday Season 2011: Modern Christmas Carols

Dec 21, 2011 6:01 PM by Will Durkin
Holiday Season 2011: Modern Christmas Carols

Part of the fun of holiday music is its sense of tradition, but it can be fun hearing new interpretations as well. This year, Austin indie rock quintet Quiet Company serves up an excellent version of the classic “Angels We Have Heard on High.” 

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Mayer Hawthorne: “Christmas Time Is Here”

Dec 19, 2011 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Mayer Hawthorne: “Christmas Time Is Here”

If you don’t know Mayer Hawthorne, you don’t know one of the grooviest retro-soul singers to hit the scene in the past few years. But here’s a good place to start: a sexy, slinky reading of “Christmas Times Is Here” that’s a smooth as those PJ’s you buy your best guy or girl.

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Free 10-Song Holiday Playlist Spiced With Pop, Soul And Rock

Dec 9, 2011 6:00 AM by Anngie
Free 10-Song Holiday Playlist Spiced With Pop, Soul And Rock

Looking for holiday gift ideas? Well, nothing says “I love you” like a DIY mixtape-style playlist.

From Modern Holiday Songs to Classics Reimagined, in today’s Spotlight we bring you the greatest gift of all: a free playlist featuring MP3.com’s best holiday music all wrapped together and ready for download! Plus, we also throw in a head-banging rendition of “White Christmas” from a former NIN member. Can you guess who?

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Autumn Fox, “Silent Night”

Dec 8, 2011 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Autumn Fox, “Silent Night”

Try though we might, we’ve not been able to learn anything about Autumn Fox. So, we’re going to speculate with a guess or two and then give you a right nice rendition of “Silent Night”

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Anders Tengdahl, “Christmas Carol”

Dec 8, 2011 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Anders Tengdahl, “Christmas Carol”

Yesterday, we gave you a delightful version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by a young Swedish singer, Magnus Tengdahl. Today, we offer you an equally charming holiday folk song by his brother, Anders.

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Modern Holiday Songs by Snowflake & ccMixter

Dec 8, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Modern Holiday Songs by Snowflake & ccMixter

Holiday songs are rooted in tradition, many dating back hundreds of years. However, like any set of classic genre, it’s always interesting to hear new interpretations. Click through to hear some carols that have been updated for the 21st century by a team of artists on the ArtisTech Media label.

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