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Christmas Countdown Day 5: Rock and Roll Santa by Yo La Tengo

Christmas Countdown Day 5: Rock and Roll Santa by Yo La Tengo

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...

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Christmas Countdown Day 4: Just Like Christmas by Low

Christmas Countdown Day 4: Just Like Christmas by Low

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...

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Christmas Countdown Day 2: Fireside

Christmas Countdown Day 2: Fireside

Fireside comes to us as a collaboration from three young artists: Tancred, Jenny Owen Youngs and John Mark Nelson. We typically find a lot Christmas song covers this season, but occasionally a nice new holiday tune comes our way and it's hard not to share....

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beabadoobee

beabadoobee

Beabadoobee might not be a household name yet, but you may have recently heard her voice - albeit a much faster, higher pitched version, in the song "Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)" by Canadian rapper Powfu. The song currently holds a record of 5 million plays on...

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Has It Been That Long?

Has It Been That Long?

Surprise! We're still alive! I know, I know, it's been ten years since my last post - it would've been lucky eleven, but I just had to push by butt into posting something here. No promises here - I'm not sure when the next post will be, but I figure it will be more...

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Piledriver Waltz by Alex Turner

Piledriver Waltz by Alex Turner

Because it's a Submarine kind of day and we don't get much Arctic Monkeys music up on this site -- here's Alex Turner with Piledriver Waltz. I suggest renting the film too, it's definitely a pick-me-upper on a cloudy summer day.

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Have a Happy Vancouver Saturday

Have a Happy Vancouver Saturday

If you're wondering why I'm posting the video for that song in that Hyundai commercial, it's because Vancouver's throwing a big party at Stanley Park and The New Pornographers are playing 🙂  They're actually just one of the bands from a long list of performers...

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Show Me Something New by Shout Out Louds

Show Me Something New by Shout Out Louds

At last something new! Well, new-ish. Although the video might be a year old, it's been more than six months since my last post. I thought I'd throw in something by the Shout Out Louds to hark my return, especially since the first lines in this song rings true to what...

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The Year Ender

The Year Ender

Here's a little bit of trivia for you readers out there: did you know that the first List Addicts was posted way back in 2008 as a New Year's songs list? Bet you didn't know that - and rightly so, since this is practically useless trivia. Putting the year into...

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Walking in the Air by The Maccabees

Walking in the Air by The Maccabees

If you were a kid growing up in Britain, you would probably remember a little old animated film called "The Snowman" -- a touching holiday story that's basically an existentialist version of 'Frosty the Snowman'. The Maccabees grew up with it and loved it so much that...

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Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree by The Magnetic Fields

Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree by The Magnetic Fields

Since it's Christmas Day, we wrap up the Christmas countdown - this year with the Magnetic Fields song Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree. As a band who's been in the business for more than 20 years and has only ever gotten due credit in the last five years, I feel...

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No Better Time by Natalie Prass

Nashville artist Natalie Prass is the newest addtion to your holiday soundtrack this year. The song's got that old-timey vibe, which is perfect background music for my gift-wrapping session tonight with some hot chocolate waiting by my side. It also works well if you...

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A Favorite Christmas Gag Gift by Half-Handed Cloud

A Favorite Christmas Gag Gift by Half-Handed Cloud

This song comes from Sounds Familyre's yearly Christmas tradition - A Familyre Christmas, which is now on its third volume. It's available as a free download here, where you can also check out previous albums from the past years. Among the roster of artists in the...

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Merry Christmas from the Guys at EarCandy NY

Merry Christmas from the Guys at EarCandy NY

Here is a lovely video from the fine young gentlemen of earcandynewyork.com, taking the art of autotune to its finest, to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. If you haven't checked their site out yet, take a moment to download a couple of their podcasts here which...

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Feels Like Christmas by The Jooles

Feels Like Christmas by The Jooles

To counter any effects that the last post may have in contributing to winter depression... and since I have a reason to celebrate as I turn a year older today - December 21st's Christmas Song of the Day is a sunshiney tune from Berlin retro-band The Jooles. Nothing...

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Santa Fucking Claus and Other Christmas Tunes

Santa Fucking Claus and Other Christmas Tunes

To keep with the holiday theme (as well as get the Christmas countdown going), it's time for List Addicts - The Christmas Edition. This week, we not only have a list of holiday tunes from your favorite up-and-coming indie bands - but we also have some mellowed out...

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The Snow Angel and the Icicle Sword by Ian McGlynn

The Snow Angel and the Icicle Sword by Ian McGlynn

I'm retro-posting since I wasn't able to get this out yesterday. Nonetheless, this late post is still special since marks the 15th song in the Christmas countdown as well as my little boy Paolo's birthday 🙂 Another thing that's special about this is that it comes...

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Christmas Was Better in the 80’s by The Futureheads

Christmas Was Better in the 80’s by The Futureheads

As anyone who grew up in the eighties can attest - Christmas was better in the 80's. In fact, everything was better in the eighties - especially if you were kid. Back then, your day was complete just getting the latest Game and Watch and finding that Ziggy pencil top...

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The Eight Day Gap

The Eight Day Gap

But fear not, because of the eight day backlog, I come bearing gifts. Not just one, but eight songs that'll bring the Christmas cheer to fill up the eight day absence of our song a day / Christmas countdown. It also comes with a promise (that I plan to keep!) that...

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Christmas Smiles and a Cure for Cancer

Christmas Smiles and a Cure for Cancer

I have a soft spot for cure for cancer causes and simply anything about kids -- so when this song ended up in our mailbox, I couldn't pass up posting it. Of course, I had to hear the tune myself first, and seeing how the artist introduced herself as a 13-year old girl...

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It’s Christmas by Coconut Records

It’s Christmas by Coconut Records

Because I'm a firm believer of the power of the Schwartz(man) - here's Jason Schwartzman's holiday music offering via his indie music alter-ego Coconut Records. Of course, when I found out that Target was giving away free holiday music tunes from bands of the indie...

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Christmas Wrapping by Summer Camp

Continuing with our Christmas countdown, we've got tune from Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey also known as the indie pop duo, Summer Camp. This little helping comes off Moshi Moshi Records' 2010 Christmas EP called A Christmas Gift For You, which include tracks...

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Christmas Countdown Kickoff with WIAIWYA

Christmas Countdown Kickoff with WIAIWYA

Just when you thought it was never going to happen, here we are a again (albeit one day late) -- it's the Christmas countdown! Since I had loads of fun last year doing the 25 Indie Songs of Christmas, here we are with my favorite Christmas  tradition, where we feature...

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In The Dark on Monday by The Woodlands

In The Dark on Monday by The Woodlands

Warning - The video above contains graphic scenes of book mutilation. Otherwise, it's cute overload for all you craftsters out there. Although I would never, ever slaughter book like that -- The Woodlands' In The Dark On Monday would be a damn good song to hack a book...

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