Rare Indie Holiday Hits – Nicki Wells, Modern Temple, VÉRITÉ, Pinemoon

The time has come for updated Holiday Standards.  Looking to expand your holiday playlist with some modern indie flavor?  We’re digging deep to uncover the rarest holiday gems.  These tracks are HOT!  Get ahead of the curve and add these to your holiday playlist NOW!

Nicki Wells pens a gorgeous new holiday highlight with her single A Little Christmas of My Own.  A charming companion video features the artist in solemn reflection, tickling the ivories and singing to the spirits.  Her lush smoky delivery is featured front and center, like you’re sitting watching her by the fire.  The affect is personal and brings sentimental reverence.  The vocals are impressively accurate as she scans her expansive range, showcasing her writing elegantly and with a natural effortless strength.  It offers her the grace to dig into the feeling of this lyrical poetry, and with that she offers a believable performance that defies cliche. 

This holiday season we all cherish absorbs about 45 days out of every year, and then we box it away until that familiar jingle reminds us to begin again.  A Little Christmas Of My Own celebrates the graceful reflections this season offers.  Those magnified moments when the world seems to stop, just for a few second, and take itself in.  “So I turn and walk down the road, making my way home, for a little Christmas of my own…”

Get into your holiday groove with Reasons for the Season, the new single from Modern Temple.  The upbeat catchy appeal is infectious, equipped with the leads quick percussive cadence.  Chill pop with hip hop sensibility and funky flare, expressive synths bring psychedelic influence and classic jest.  Referencing the unassuming synth nature of McCartney’s Wonderful Christmas Time, Modern Temple offers an updated electro inspired holiday classic.  The companion video illuminates its genuine message.  This anti-superficial family first music video hits hard.

Pro level harmonies and their instinctual passionate delivery have put this Husband/wife duo on the indie pop map.  A youthful stylistic palette gives them mainstream potential, but this is smart pop fit for indie acts hooked on intellectual pop.  We hear elements of Foster The People with the weird sonic influence of Thundercat and the chill pop swagger of Dayglow.  Just on time for the holidays, Modern Temple provides a holiday tribute for an emerging generation. 

VÉRITÉ is sugar bittersweet on the ironic I don’t want you to come home for Christmas.  A catchy holiday empowerment anthem, it celebrates revelations in self admiration.  Looking for that holiday tune to celebrate your new found freedom?  Did you recently escape a toxic situation?  Then life really is more beautiful.  

If you’ve been in a toxic situation that you escaped, then you’d understand why the new VÉRITÉ single is composed with melodic beauty.  Life is so much more hopeful and free when you have the strength to flee. 

VÉRITÉ is generating buzz with an energetic and passionate live show. The star power is real. With the indie songstress appeal of Feist and fletcher, VÉRITÉ offers a new indie holiday jam with a twist.  We love it! 

Are you looking for that dreamy shoegaze Holiday jam?  We have got you covered.  Immerse yourself in the ethereal presence of Christmas Together, the new single from Pinemoon.  Dreamy and beautiful, the harmonious catchy appeal would soothe any season.  This is the perfect chance for the indie kids to inject some flavor into their families classic playlist. 

Let’s face it, we just don’t have enough proper indie Christmas jams despite these recent stylistic musical updates.  Pinemoon delivers with a new classic that brings the dreamy shoegaze appeal of Beach House and the epic post rock appeal of Explosions In The Sky.  We find it undeniable.  

Find all of these and more on our freshly constructed new playlist: Rare Indie Holiday Hits


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