Look – there’s no shame in admitting it: we at ManMade love the holiday season. The lights, the smells, and, most importantly, the sounds. No, not the soft rock mall music or the umpteenth crooner cover filler track, but the good holiday songs. The ones that give you energy, make you feel festive, and happy that it’s December.
And so, in 2015, we’re sharing our ManMade Musical Advent Calendar, where we offer a new favorite holiday song every day, by bands you actually care about.
Tuesday, December 22nd: “Auld Lang Syne” by Andrew Bird/ “New Years Eve” by Tom Waits
I can’t pick between these two, so I’m sharing both. Strangely enough, they both highlight what a powerful earworm this tune actually is. Who knew you could get this stuck in your head?
First up, everyone’s favorite whistler/violinist applies his signature style to turn this guy from its usual champagne-fueled toast status to something you wish would never stop.
Then, Tom Waits takes it back, mixing it among a hell of new melody, and reminding us all that the stroke of a clock really doesn’t change much of anything.
Both are real, both are true, and both are worth looping for an hour at a time.