We’re just going to keep a running tab of holiday downloads, songs, releases that become available so check back periodically to see what’s new! (If you have a suggestion for our list, send it over firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. First Listen: Foxy Shazam covering “Heaven On Their Minds” From Jesus Christ Superstar
Foxy Shazam recorded the song for the new compilation disc Gift Wrapped Vol. II: Snowed In. The track can be purchased here.
2. Free Download: Paul Simon / Getting Ready for Christmas Day
Fans can head over to Paul Simon’s official website (or below) for a free download of the new single “Getting Ready For Christmas Day” from his upcoming Spring 2011 release So Beautiful Or So What
3. Support a great tour: Rooney Digital Christmas EP
One of our favorite bands ROONEY just recorded a Christmas EP of three cover songs: “Merry Christmas (War is Over),” “Last Christmas” and “Little Saint Nick”. The EP is being offered as a free download to anyone who purchases tickets for their upcoming tour. Deets here.
4. Support a good cause: The Organ Beats / This Christmas
One of our favorite Boston local acts, The Organ Beats, are offering up a dollar download of their song “This Christmas”. The best part? All proceeds go to the MSPCA! Do it! Buy it here.
5. First Listen: Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara on If Christmas Is Wrong I Don’t Wanna Be Right
You can stream TBS’s Adam Lazzara lending his voice to the new holiday album from The Fog Breathers titled If Christmas Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right here.
6. Video: Coldplay / Christmas Lights
Check out the video for Coldplay’s new song Christmas Lights below:
7. For a Good Cause: The Killers / Boots
The Killers have released a new tune just in time for the holidays titled “Boots”. Proceeds from the song, which you can buy via iTunes here, will benefit (RED) and help fight AIDS in Africa. For each view of the video (released to honor World AIDS Day), Starbucks will contribute five cents to the cause — views on our player below count towards the total.
7. Compilation CD: ‘Tis The Season To Be Fearless
Fearless Records has released a new Christmas compilation cd titled ‘Tis The Season To Be Fearless for the generous price of $4.99. The release features songs from The Maine, Go Radio, Breathe Carolina and more. Pick it up here.
7. For a Good Cause: Corey Taylor’s X-M@$
Slipknot/Stone Sour main main Corey Taylor has announced plans to release a Christmas single entitled X-M@$ on December 12 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Join Corey’s campaign to hit the song out of the ballpark here and get a first listen here.
8. Video: Good Charlotte Sing The 12 Days Of Christmas
Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte sing the 12 Days of Christmas for VEVO.com’s first Christmas video of the season. Check out the guys singing all 12 verses while adding in some personal touches and their signature harmonies.