Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Listening - The Rockin Holiday Edition

Each year at Christmas time artists release an abundance of holiday singles.  While this year's crop has the usual Top 40 acts and their jolly covers of old classics, there are also a good amount of holiday songs with a more rocking vibe that have entered the field.  Don't get me wrong, I love "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (I prefer the Love Actually version myself) as much as the next guy, but sometimes you just want to hear something different.  Here are a few of my favorites.
The Killers may not be the first band you think of when you think "holiday", but they've released a Project (RED) EP available on iTunes, entitled Christmas.  Two singles off the album are below.  You can buy the EP on iTunes at the below button, and since some of the proceeds go to Project Red, you can feel good about it, too. (via Idolator)
(RED) Christmas - EP - The Killers
Cowboy's Christmas Ball


I've touted brand-new band Wyldlife before and they continue to impress with their very own holiday single.  Punk rock grooves and sleigh bells...what else do you need in a holiday song?
Rumple Minze
Rumple Minze - Wyldlife by Merrifield Records

Red Wanting Blue
Anyone who went to college in Ohio in the 90's knows who these guys are- a perennial Midwestern live act staple, Red Wanting Blue is coming out with a new album (From the Vanishing Point) early next year, but in the meantime we can enjoy a growling and somewhat dark version of a classic fave. (via Cover Me Songs)
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Red Wanting Blue - You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch by fanaticpro

In the midst of their hugely successful new album, Mylo Xyloto, I stumbled upon this holiday single by the band that is not new (its from 2010)- the 10 million views this video has on You Tube can tell you that.  10 million views also tells me I'm not the only one who thinks its worth a listen.  The opening is beautiful.
Christmas Lights

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