Making the most wonderful time of the year even more festive, a new collection of holiday music is exclusively available to stream on Prime Music and purchase on Amazon. Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan have unlimited, ad-free access to newly-written or recorded holiday songs from artists including YACHT, Rogue Wave, Lisa Loeb, Langhorne Slim, Tuxedo, Ivan & Alyosha, The LeeVees & Matisyahu, A Silent Film, Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff and many more.

Prime members can listen to the new collection of holiday songs via the Amazon Music app on Fire devices, Amazon Echo, iPads, iPhones and Android phones and tablets, or on the Web at www.primemusic.com, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening. For more information on Indie for the Holidays, visit: www.amazon.com/indiefortheholidays

“It’s been a really fun, unique experience working with Amazon and I’m excited to be able to bring my song ‘Winter Time’ to Amazon Prime members and fans,” said Dia Frampton from ARCHIS. “I wrote ‘Winter Time’ while reflecting on the over-glamorized idea of summer love–it is a song about what happens after the sun sets. Will you still love me through the good and the bad? Will you still love me when the winter time comes? I’m a hopeless romantic, and this song, hopefully, will feel hopeful and warm to everyone listening on Amazon.”

“After 29 years of living in Colorado I moved away, and found that during Christmas time I miss my family the most,” shared Esmé Patterson. “The song I wrote for Indie for the Holidays really captures that essence.”

“‘Birthday Boy’ is beautiful and one of my favorite songs,” said Anna von Hausswolff. “When Amazon gave me the opportunity to put my own spin on it this year, I couldn’t resist. I hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed recording it.”

The newly-written songs are:

A Silent Film–“Christmas at Our House”
ARCHIS–“Winter Time”
Bhi Bhiman–“Who’s Up There?”
Esmé Patterson–“If I”
Family of the Year–“NYE”
Fruit Bats–“Christmas with You”
Ivan & Alyosha–“Being Home For Christmas”
James Apollo–“Go Trim Another Tree”
Kill Hannah–“This Is Our December”
Lisa Loeb–“Champagne (I’m Ready)”
Moon Taxi–“It’s Only Christmas”
Oscar–“It’s Christmas Again”
Reverend Horton Heat–“Donuts in the Snow”
Robert Pollard (of Guided by Voices)–“What Begins on New Year’s Day”
Rogue Wave–“Christmastime”
Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff–“Surviving Christmas”
The LeeVees & Matisyahu–“Outside of December”
Turin Brakes–“New Year’s Day”
Tuxedo–“Holiday Love”
YACHT–“Christmas Alone”

New renditions of holiday favorites are:

Amason–“O Little Town of Bethlehem”
Anna von Hausswolff–“Birthday Boy”
Avid Dancer–“Jingle Bells”
Born Cages–“Ave Maria”
Langhorne Slim–“Deck The Halls (With Boughs of Holly)”
SOAK-“The Christmas Waltz”
Wild Child–“Silent Night”

Throughout the holiday season, Amazon will also be debuting official videos, including Front Row Live Holiday performances and one-on-one conversations with featured artists. More information on all the great artists on Indie for the Holidays can be found at amazon.com/indiefortheholidays.

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