Published Dec 23, 2013This week marks the arrival of Christmas, so it's no big surprise that artists have been dolling out more than a few yuletide offerings. You'll find many of those seasonally appropriate tracks here in our Music/Video roundup, as well as some of the other most popular posts from the section over the last several days. Of course, there's also a whole lot more up for grabs over here in the Music/Video section.
First off, to help you get in the spirit, we recently had Arcade Fire covering "Little Drummer Boy" for Zach Galifianakis's Between Two Ferns, Cat Power taking on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for Apple, and Katy B doing "Sleigh Ride" on BBC Radio. We also had Run the Jewels providing visuals for their very own "A Christmas Fucking Miracle," complete with bad Xmas sweaters.
In less Christmassy tunes, Saskatoon outfit Close Talker shared their new Slow Weather EP, while Ontario duo Mary Cassidy & Jon Lawless teamed up with Stars' Torquil Campbell to cover Prefab Sprout's "The Best Jewel Thief in the World." Also, Gloomy Toronto/Halifax duo Baby Cages premiered their arted-up video for "Dark Arts."
Finally, with Beyoncé's new self-titled "visual album" out there among the masses, she has been sharing a few of the videos as freebies, including the Drake-assisted "Mine" and "Yoncé."
If you haven't had your fill just yet, keep checking out our Music/Video section daily for additional musical awesomeness.