Melvins, Los Campesinos! & more on new Amazon indie holiday music comp
We're fully in holiday season, and that means tons of holiday music. One of the compilations that the alternative rock fan may be looking forward to is Amazon's Indie For the Holidays playlist, which returns this year after a solid outing in 2015. Amazon has already shared a couple of the songs from this year's edition. It's out today on Prime Music, and it features songs by The Album Leaf, Dandy Warhols, Tennis, Chris Staples, and more.
Even if you don't have Amazon Prime, you can stream the contributions from the Melvins and Los Campesinos! right now.
The Melvins contribute a cover of the always-scary "Carol of the Bells," which Buzzo and company supply with more than enough grandiosity and menace. The Los Camepsinos! song comes from their 2014 Christmas EP. It's called "When Christmas Comes (Boxing Day Version)."
Proceeds from the EP go to the Women's Aid Christmas Appeal. Los Campesinos! also have an album and tour on the way, and they hit NYC at Warsaw on March 10 with Crying. Tickets for that are on sale now.
Indie for the Holidays
01 “Sister Winter” – Joseph
02 “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Savoir Adore
03 “When Christmas Comes (Boxing Day Version)” – Los Campesinos!
04 “Carol Of The Bells” – Melvins
05 “Hard Candy Christmas” – Inger Loree & the Nymphs
06 “Christmas (The Way It Was Back Then)” – Chris Staples
07 “Azusa” – The Album Leaf
08 “Plastic Mistletoe” – Glint
09 Santa, Baby” – Red Rosamond
10 “Holiday Road” – Tennis
11 “Headphones For The Holidays” – Blake Hazard
12 “Silver Bells” – Dandy Warhols
13 “Ritmo De Vida” – Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible
14 “Snow” – Sam Evian
15 “Come On Home (It’s Christmas)” – PINS