We’ve comprised a list of Indie and alternative music’s best female artists. It’s a variety of classic and original tunes by solo female artists, bands with female lead singers, and collaborations. Be sure to add them to your Christmas playlist.
- Tracey Thorn from the 80’s alternative group “Everything but the Girl,” just released this cover of Sufjan Stevens Christmas song “Sister Winter” as a free download. Check here for a link to the download.
- Beach House-The 2010 indie darlings just released an original holiday song “I do not care for the winter sun,” as a free download. The meloncholy dream pop sound is a beautiful take on this time of year. Check out their site for a free copy.
- Neko Case-The alternative singer/songwriter is best known for her stints as a solo artist and with The New Pornographers. Check out her rendition of Tom Waits holiday song, “Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis”.
- Jessie Baylin-This indie artist made a song for her husband and their first Christmas together as man and wife called, “Mrs. Christmas”. She was kind enough to share the song with the rest of the world and we are so glad she did. Check it out here.
- Liz Phair-Indie artist Liz Phair does an upbeat rendition of the classic song Winter Wonderland. The song was written in 1936 and has been recorded by many artist over the years including: Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Frank Sinatra.
- Stars-Kirsty McColl and The Pogues originally recorded Fairytale of New York. The collaboration was a huge success in Europe. The single was voted favorite Christmas song of all time in the UK.Check out Stars rendition of this Christmas classic.
- Jenny O. This indie artist is just one of a selected group of musicians who appear on Targets free Christmas album download. Get Down for the Holidays is a warm and simple tune and needs to be added to your playlist for Christmas morning.
- Best Coast and Wavves collaborated on yet another great track called Got Something for You for the free Target christmas album. Its got a classic Christmas vibe and playful lyrics. Check out this Target link for a full download of the album.
- Florence + The Machine covers Wham’s Christmas classic “Last Christmas” recorded at an intimate venue in London which was hosted by ‘BBC Introducing.’ Check it out here.
- First Aid Kit-This Swedish sister duo have created quite a buzz on the indie front in 2010. Check out their beautiful rendition of Blue Christmas which was written by Bill Hayes and became a hit when Elvis Presley recorded it in 1957.