BestNewBands.com's Holiday Playlist 2010

Written by  Published in Breaking News Sunday, 12 December 2010 16:00

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

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“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.

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“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).

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“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!

 

 

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