Close that spreadsheet and hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign on your cubicle, because we've got hours worth of new music to listen to! That's a worthy enough excuse for not doing any work, right?
There's a newly released free iTunes holiday sampler with 20 songs from artists such as Toby Keith, Barry Manilow, Stephen Colbert(!), and Weezer.
Next up, Nylon magazine is giving away 27 free winter songs and somebody explain to me what in the world this means. How can they be winter songs? Are they dreary, cold, and depressing? If so, sign me up! Maybe they'll be the final straw to force me to move to the tropics.
Finally, there are 20 free Starbucks Sampler songs available through iTunes' Facebook page. You have to become a fan of theirs before you can even see what the songs are, so I've listed them below the jump for your convenience.
- Ben Howard – Could Nine
- Ben Sollee – A Few Honest Words
- Bill Frisell – I Am Not a Farmer
- Cass McCombs – Don't Vote
- Deer Tick – Easy
- Iron & Wine – Belated Promise Ring
- Kate Earl – Meloday
- Lee Fields & The Expressions – Love Comes And Goes
- Little Big Adventure – Happiest Times
- Metric – Gimme Sympathy
- Moby – Pale Horses
- Otto – Janaina
- Quantic and His Combo Barbaro – Un Canto a Mi Tierra
- Sting – Soul Cake
- Susana Baca – Resbalosas
- The Cave Singers – Leap
- The Dodos – Acorn Factory
- Timber Timbre – Demon Host
- Vijay Kishore – Neverends
- ZaZa – Sooner Or Later