The leaves are gone. And so is the golden glow and warm temperatures. But in exchange for that, I’m giving you a wintry mix of melancholy jams to keep you warm until the sun comes back. Christmas has come early my friends.
And speaking of that, here’s a spoiler alert: if you’re looking for some hipster Christmas tunes to drown out your mom’s traditional holiday jams, you’ve come to the wrong place. Besides, you should totally embrace these 4 weeks of sleigh bell sing-a-longs and reindeer classics. But if you are looking for a break from the normal Christmas songs – or if you’re like me and you’re going to burn down the radio station if they play ‘Christmas Shoes’ one more time, here’s just a few great albums that have done the trick for me:
A Very She & Him Christmas
A Very Special Christmas (Vol 1 & Vol 2)
Maybe This Christmas Tree
Now with that said, here’s Good Medicine Volume 10, suited best for all your cold weather needs and with a shelf life that should hopefully last you all winter. Enjoy.
1. I Hope This Gets To You – The Daylights
2. When You Were Mine – John Heart Jackie
3. Cannons – Youth Lagoon
4. A Lack of Color – Death Cab for Cutie
5. We Found Each Other In the Dark – City and Colour
6.. The Ghost Returns – The Lovely Few
7. Ice Age – Pete Yorn
8.. Peace Song -Kye Kye
9. Knees – Peter and Kerry
10. Skinny Love – Birdy
11. Winter Song – Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
12. Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone
13. Rosyln – Bon Iver & St. Vincent
14. The Woods – Daughter
15. One Day – Sharon Von Etten
16. Hear the Noise That Moves So Soft and Low – James Vincent McMorrow
17. Rebel Jesus – The Wood Brothers
18. I Am Still Running – Jon Foreman
19. January White – Sleeping At Last
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And being that this is the 10th volume, let’s make this one interactive. Over the past 18 months-ish, Good Medicine mixes have been downloaded almost 3,000 times and I would love to know where it all went. If you download the mix, please leave a comment and let me know where you’re from – and which of the first 9 Good Medicines were your favorite, if you’ve been around a while.
If you missed any of the first 9 Good Medicine mixes, get them now:
Good Medicine Vol. 1: Remember Me, Summer
Good Medicine Vol. 2: Summer Lights
Good Medicine Vol. 3: The Impossible Cool
Good Medicine Vol. 4: Hold Me Close, Keep Me Warm
Good Medicine Vol. 5: Quicken The Heart
Good Medicine Vol. 6: Hello Sunshine
Good Medicine Vol. 7: Go Outside
Good Medicine Vol. 8: Fight the Night
Good Medicine Vol. 9: These Golden Days
* If you like what you hear, you had better go support these bands. It may be Christmastime, but these are just some stocking stuffers. Go buy the real thing, you freeloader.
** Original cover photo by Matthias Heiderich.
***And if any of the bands on here don’t want their music on the mix, just let me know and I’ll remove it promptly. Thanks.