Happy belated Thanksgiving from all of us here at We Are The Guard, as this newest song from Mines Falls called My New House will make those dramatic moments at the dinner table erase from your memory. So, digest those turkey leftovers and dive right into something that will pluck at your heartstrings.
Best New Indie
If you're struggling to shake off those final remnants of your holiday weekend hangover (not to mention food coma!), then the latest edition of We Are The Guard's New Indie Music is sure to lend you a pick-me-up this Monday. Just hit play on the following songs from Lauv, EDEN, Yaeji, Aquilo, Dan Farber, and plenty of others.
Before we head home to eat our body weight in carbohydrates and express gratitude for elasticated pants this Thanksgiving, We Are The Guard has once again filtered through the blogosphere to bring you the latest edition of Top Indie Songs for your listening pleasure.
Break out your Christmas sweater, get those balls jingling and be prepared to change your Yuletide playlist permanently because We Are The Guard’s Indie Christmas is coming to town, and it’s all yours!
On Alxxa's version of It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Alex Saad’s soulful vocals jazz up the traditionally rigid whitebread chorale of the original, and the electro-pop instrumentals place Alxxa’s updated version in an evocative setting.
JMR might have turned in the most secular Silent Night of them all, while still encapsulating the holy loveliness of the original. The requisite vocal harmonies stick to the source material, which is given a futuristic sheen with dubstep sub-bass wobbles.
Brand new from HYDDE comes another collaboration, this time with Vives to produce the very theatrical I Am the Mountain. Keep it here as I celebrate my 100 music reviews and recommendations for We Are The Guard with this very euphoric experience.
The We Are The Guard indie holiday song playlist wouldn't be quite complete without some of the sweet mixes of Micky Blue's interpretation of The Christmas Song. Blue's vocals receive the auto-tuned treatment with a minimalist approach that is a two-and-half minutes of computerized acapella.
It's that time of the year once again where we blast Christmas carols every day and all day, but not just any Christmas songs. This year we’ve gone all out with our very own Christmas compilation. Jamie Lidell puts his own personal spin on Do You Hear What I Hear.
Still Young, by Chicago’s I'm Thirsty, is dirty, raw, dangerous, and damaged hip-hop. It’s excellent. Still Young will re-awaken the revolutionary bones in your body, instantly transforming you into an angsty drug-addled emo teenager.