Attempting to fuse rap and Christmas music is a veritable rite of passage for hip hop musicians. Run DMC, OutKast, Kanye and of course Snoop Dogg have all tried their hand over the years. It’s appropriate, therefore, that one of this year’s best new hip hop acts, the dynamic duo of Killer Mike and El-P […]

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Love it or hate it, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” is just never going to go away. As if the original wasn’t stuck in our heads already, rock and pop stars from Florence Welch to Jimmy Eat World just keep covering it, typically drenching it with way more emotion than we can handle for the holidays. Jesse Davidson, a newcomer from […]

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From the moment Zooey Deschanel paired up with smokey-voiced Matt Ward to form She and Him it was inevitable that we’d hear her come back to “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, the track she first adorably tackled in the 2003 movie Elf. Deschanel and Ward have flipped the script for their rendition of this Christmastime classic […]

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Team Me are already getting into the holiday spirit with “Sixteen Steps,” a track off their new EP, Female Lead. The release features five new tracks, including some that were made during the recording process for their Norwegian Grammy-winning debut LP, To The Treetops. “Sixteen Steps” is a cozy number led by a finger-picked acoustic […]

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GvsB: A Christmas miracle! New music from The xx. Download “Open Eyes” here and check out the video here. NPR: Christmas is over, but if you’re still in the spirit (and can’t handle another recitation of “All I Want For Christmas”) NPR has got you covered. NYTimes: Tyler the Creator is arrested on a vandalism […]

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