This song reminds of one of my all-time favourite 90s TV series – The Adventures of Pete and Pete. If you’ve ever watched the show or love that show for that matter, it’ll give you that ‘Hey Sandy’ vibes. Whether or not The Hannah Barberas were influenced by a made-for-TV band from an early 90s kids TV show or just love that 90s indie rock sound, ‘Can You Hear the Snowfall’ is one unique Christmas tune that’ll give you a sense of nostalgia. Winter EP by The Hannah Barberas This track comes from their Winter EP album available on Bandcamp. All proceeds from the purchase of the EP will be donated to Shelter, making sure no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on […]
We may have begun our Christmas countdown with a break-up song and some mellow tunes, but today, we’re lifting up the Christmas spirit with the song of the day – Twelve Days of Christmas by Brighton indie pop band the Popguns. This comes from this year’s WIAIWYA Christmas album enitled 24 and features lots of indie Christmas song goodies that will tide over your holiday song cravings all month. Twelve Days of Christmas is a modern take on the traditional twelve days of Christmas love affair but instead of the partridge in a pear tree we heave a couple of vinyl records and a concert date – which if you ask me, is pretty cute. You can stream the song on the Popguns Bandcamp page […]
They’ve just wrapped up their Hannukah shows this December 5 – playing Christmas songs nonetheless. So we’re featuring Yo La Tengo for today’s indie Christmas countdown. The track comes from Yo La Tengo’s 2002 album ‘Merry Christmas From Yo La Tengo’. Originally done by Jan Terri, Yo La Tengo gives it their own lo-fi flavor with noisy guitars and the whispy voice of Georgia Hubley taking the lead.
For Day 4, we’ve gone late nineties indie rock with the a song from Low’s 1999 Christmas album. As a gift to fans, the Minnesotan band released this 8-track EP and introduced us to the indie holiday staple – Just Like Christmas: Just recently, they played this track at Yo La Tengo’s NYC Hanukkah Show with Georgia Hubley lending a hand: The holidays are a time for nostalgia, and if you’re an old grump just like me, you’ll definitely enjoy adding this song to your holiday playlist.
We go way back when for our Christmas song of the day, in 2008 when all things indie was in vogue and hipster-ism was at its peak. This is NOT a cover of the Mariah Carey song, although, it would’ve been curious to see how Karen O would’ve had a go with it. Back when streaming wasn’t a thing, this song was released by the band on their MySpace page as a free download. Surprisingly, it’s not on any streaming platform, but you can listen to it here: