Posts Tagged ‘xmas music’

December 24, 2017
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 12.21.2017 – 12.23.2017

Featured Music – December 21 – 23, 2017
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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December 22, 2017
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We’re incredibly glad that Echosmith returned with a fine new EP recently, and we’re even more grateful that they’ve unleashed some holiday music to keep us more than content over the holidays, too. The California three piece, who broke out a few years ago with their ever infectious hit single Cool Kids, brings us much Christmas cheer and nostalgia with their bittersweet and windswept alt pop on Baby Don’t Leave Me (All Alone On Christmas). The twangy, homey gem can be found on An Echosmith Christmas, a three track collection of holiday music you can stream via Soundcloud, here

December 22, 2017

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Christmas is just around the corner, and our long time love affair with Brooklyn’s POP ETC only grows stronger as the trio, formerly from my beloved college town of Berkeley, drenches us with holiday nostalgia on an EP named ‘A POP ETC Christmas’. It’s a three track release from the indie band on which they cover some seasonal classics and offer up a new original. As someone who grew up watching the various Charlie Brown specials that would always hit the television around this time of year, I couldn’t help but gravitate towards POP ETC’s dreamy chill version of Christmas Time Is Here, from Charlie Brown’s Christmas Special. Stream the mellow treat via Spotify above, or Soundcloud below. The EP’s original track is a perky strumming, warm embracing gem named All I Want For Xmas (Just My Baby). POP ETC also covers Paul McCartneys’ Wonderful Christmastime. Stream those tracks below alongside the Soundcloud stream for the Charlie Brown cover. Lead singer Chris Chu says about the EP: ‘Since I was a kid I always loved Christmas songs. I fell in love with Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack from an early age and I’ve listened to it every Christmas I can remember. I’ve always had the idea of trying to record a few Christmas songs myself, but for some reason or another things always got too busy around the holidays and I lost track of it… until now!” The EP is available from iTunes, here.

December 22, 2017
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Of course, Bruno Major would have the perfect voice and intimate artistry to deliver a sublime holiday canticle. I can’t wait to finally see the UK singer songwriter and producer live when he finally makes his way across the pond to perform as part of Noise Pop Festival next February, and now I get to melt into this cozy snug, satin nuzzling song over Christmas, too! Romance is in the air as we sway to I Think It Must Be Christmas, a mellow strumming, jazzy velutinous song. Even Santa would take a moment away from his busy duties on Christmas morning to drift away to the velveteen lullaby. Find out about Bruno Major’s North American tour in early 2018, here. And if you’ve yet to listen to his outstanding debut album A Song For Every Moon, stream it, here.

December 22, 2016
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HOLIDAY MOOSIQ 2016

May your Christmas and New Year’s be merrily filled with music.

All songs featured on IHM.

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December 22, 2016
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Yesterday, IHM shared a set of holiday tunes to capture the spectrum of emotion we oft encounter during this time period, whether exuberant or melancholic. But there’s one song we need to slide on in that I happened to let slip through the cracks. Dear Boy’s Christmas original, Cold Spell, is anything but icy. In fact, it’s like a warm embrace, full of comfort. The Los Angeles quartet presents us with gorgeously layered indie rock on the song, at once guttural longing yet sun dappled glistening. It feels like I’ve stepped outside on a freezing winter day. Though thick snow covers the ground, a bright sun glares overhead from a sky that is pure, flawless blue. That snow will soon begin to melt and the ice in your heart may start to thaw, but it still feels a little bit desolate out in the beauty of it all. Head over to Soundcloud for more of Dear Boy’s music.

December 22, 2016
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I was traipsing through the internets this afternoon in search of more holiday tunage when I encountered KiWi on Mad Decent’s A Very Decent Christmas 4 compilation, one that, for the most part, erupted with copious moombahton. KiWi immediately stood out from the crowd with their manic dark electronica. I hope you’re strapped in and ready for a carousel ride, one that whirls at break neck speeds. The Japanese duo jounce and rattle with The Christmas Party, a sugary trouncing, playful bouncing electropop tune that evokes Die Antwoord’s quirky theatrics, PC Music’s outlandishness, and The Nightmare Before Christmas ghoulishness. If Tim Burton ever makes a proper sequel, I suggest he looks into having KiWi on the soundtrack. This is one fun sounding, bass shaking Christmas party that I’d love to attend. For more of KiWi’s whimsicality, stream SUGAR PANIC below. Though it comes from earlier this year, SUGAR PANIC fits the Christmas bill to the tee, too. You can stream or purchase Mad Decent’s A Very Decent Christmas 4 compiilation, here

December 22, 2016
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Saxophone and guitar seem to be prime holiday spirits conveyors, so when German production duo Saxity unveiled their take on Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, I knew right away that this will be a fantastic sleigh ride. They enlist Georgian singer songwriter Victor Perry’s buttery quivering voice for their snazzy resplendent holiday house jam. If it’s a holiday dance party you want, particularly one that still stays very true to the heartwarming feels of the season, bump this one loud and prepare to boogie the night away. Download the luxuriant and elegant groover for free, here.

December 22, 2016

Considering the dark year we’ve had, an end of year song named 2016 (Cry Cry Cry) seems more than appropriate. London’s FEMME even fashions a clever video to go along with her holiday surprise. The alt pop starlet teases us with endless jabs at both heartbreaking and absurd moments that fleshed out this ridiculous year. 2016 (Cry Cry Cry) is jangle pop bliss, a jaunty tune with honeyed hooks and twangy keys. FEMME explains: “As much as I am poking fun at what is surely a year for the history books, I also wanted to pay tribute to all the stars we’ve lost this year and some of the heartbreaking events that have dominated this year’s headlines.” Anyone on FEMME’s mailing list will find this song in their inbox on Christmas Eve. Sign up, here.

December 22, 2016
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Los Angeles duo OYLS was one of the exciting new bands to arise in 2016. They captivated us with their innovative fusion of synthpop and indie rock on their two stellar singles, 10th Song and Maps, both instantly infectious and well deserving of the buzz that followed. OYLS now gives us their thoroughly unique and unconventional take on Christmas standard Jingle Bells, their final release of the year while they are hard at work finishing their first EP. They hope we find it as weird as they do. This Jingle Bells may be the quirkiest yet, a wonky fluttering, woozy babbling delight. Its intoxicates and surprises, pulls and twists. Jazzy soul, psychedelia, and indietronica discombobulate among each other for some holiday razzle dazzle.