Posts Tagged ‘holiday’
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.”
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?
For Virginia-born singer and songwriter Taylor Berrett, it’s all about singing a good song (whether it’s his own composition or a tune from someone else’s catalog). For today’s Free MP3 of the Day, he lends his charming vocal style to a holiday classic. Plus, he gives us an exclusive look at his new video.
For anyone planning to open presents this December 25th, we’ve assembled some pop tunes to keep moods merry, to get hips shaking, and to keep Aunt Peggy from slipping in her mix of spiritual music–or any other kind of yawn-inducing songs, for that matter.
For our money, some of the best Christmas songs are the classic Christmas songs and the fun of discovery comes with digging up new interpretations of the “oldies.” Here’s a gift of three free tracks (though we’re still working on tying a ribbon around an MP3).
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 as smooth as those PJs you buy your best guy or girl.
The great thing about Halloween is that it’s a holiday for adults as well as kids. Some would even probably argue that it’s more fun as an adult, Halloween parties are always some of the best of the year. To get you ready for this weekend we’ve put together a playlist of some Halloween appropriate party songs.
You’ve heard “Blue Christmas” countless times, so how about spicing up with the Texas all-punk girl trio Girl In A Coma? Sassy, bluesy and gentle in all the right places, their rendition of Elvis Presley‘s holiday classic offers a lovely punk-twang to the original that sounds like it took months in the studio to perfect. We love it. Elvis would love it. And it’s free — just in time for the holiday gatherings.