Some time last year, our faithful leader Jerod introduced me to Indie Christmas. It was an idea some of his friends came up with to compile their favorite indie songs over the past year into a playlist and share it with their friends. Out of this idea, Jerod created his own list as well as a website and twitter page.
Indie Christmas is a great idea. As someone who listens to indie music more than anything else (other than the occasional 80s rap binge), this was something that I felt compelled to participate in as well.
This list has been worked on since January 1 of this year and undergone quite a few changes along the way. Songs have been added, removed, and added again. At one point the list was up to 26 songs, but I have trimmed it down to 21 so they would all fit on a CD.
I have already gifted this list to a few of my friends, and I plan to send it to a couple of fellow writers here from MSF.
Enjoy, and Merry Indie Christmas!
1. April Fool – Manchester Orchestra
2. Around My Head – Cage the Elephant
3. Under the Gun – Apex Manor
4. Under Cover of Darkness – The Strokes
5. So It Goes – Akron/Family
6. Weekend – Smith Westerns
7. Gold on the Ceiling – The Black Keys
8. Honey Bunny – Girls
9. Up Up Up – Givers
10. Modern Art – Black Lips
11. I’m Not Ready – Surfer Blood
12. Bizness – Tune-Yards
13. Go Outside – Cults
14. Our Deal – Best Coast
15. Stuck on the Puzzle – Alex Turner
16. Coyote – The Lonely Forest
17. My Head Explodes – Ty Segall
18. Sets Me Free – The Apache Relay
19. Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
20. Elegy – Hey Marseilles