’s Holiday Playlist 2010

Holiday season is in full swing, and we at invite you to grab your hot cocoa and get into the Christmas spirit with this alternative holiday playlist.


“Got Something For You” – Best Coast & Wavves

Best Coast is a nominee for Best Artist of 2010 (vote for them here). Claire Gallagher reviewed the band’s show at UCLA last month and wrote, “[The band members of Best Coast] were almost a perfect infusion of the feels of the bands thus far — they rocked hard but maintained a light, beachy feel.”

Read the rest of Claire’s review here.

“The First Song” – Band of Horses

The Seattle-based band will begin a European tour in late January.

“Silver Bells” – Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes will release its seventh studio album, The People’s Key, on February 15th, 2011.


“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Slow Club

The England-based duet will play a sold-out show on December 22 at Union Chapel in London.

“Christmas is Coming Soon” – Blitzen Trapper

Kelly Montgomery featured this Portland-based band in a few of her previous Weekend Playlists.

“Santa, Bring My Baby Back to Me” – Belle & Sebastian

This indie pop band recently announced dates for a European tour this spring, for which tickets went on sale last Saturday.

“Sister Winter” – Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens is a nominee in multiple categories for our Best of 2010 Awards (vote for him here).


“Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses Cover)” – Summer Camp

The London-based duo released their debut EP, Young, last September.

“When I Get Home for Christmas” – Snow Patrol

Last month, the Scottish band announced it will be performing at the Rock in Rio concert in the fall of 2011.

“Jingle Bell Rock” – Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire is performing tonight at the S.E.C.C. in Glasgow, Scotland.

Happy holidays from the BNB family!