The holidays can be a harrowing time for people who like music that doesn’t suck. There are so, so, SO many bad seasonal tunes out there, enough to drive a person insane. SO, in lieu of a useless chocolate advent calendar, I thought we could do a MUSICAL advent calendar leading up to 12.25 in which we give you one track per day that is either 1. very good, or 2. so bad that it becomes very good.
We’re back for another season, y’all! Since the countdown technically kicked off on Saturday (y’know, December 1st), I’ll go ahead and load you up with THREE holiday tracks to make up for the difference!
I was fortunate enough to catch Khruangbin in Norway this past summer as part of Øyafestivalen’s rad 2018 lineup, so I was extra excited when I received their little riff on the classic “Christmas Time Is Here” in my inbox a few weeks back. It’s SUPER vibey, and just the kind of thing you’d want to put on whilst wrapping presents or decorating the tree! Give it a big ol’ listen HERE:
Phoebe Bridgers’ “Christmas Song” is another great one, albeit a little downbeat, but sometimes you need those kinds of tunes, too, you know? ‘TIS THE SEASON 2 BE LONELY ‘N SAD!
And if you just fuckin’ HATE the holidays, then go ahead and enjoy this one by Mud On My Bra, which is fittingly titled “Allergic To Christmas”!
SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR ANOTHER HOLIDAY GEM TO ADD TO YOUR CATALOG!