A Holiday Compilation Presented by Team Detroit LOVE, DETROIT

A Love so Merry and Bright

Team Detroit presents a blending of holiday tunes from independent Detroit music artists in honor of a season dedicated to love and giving. Available now to stream for free, follow the Listen link for a festive fusion of urban talent.

Want to add these tracks to your seasonal collection? Click the Download button and select one of three noble charities. Choose from Think Detroit PAL, WDET 101.9FM and The Dream Fund at CCS. Donate $5 and the album is yours. To find out more about each artist, click a track for their bio.

Here is your chance to not only support local talent, but also give back something extra during this spirited time of year.

Happy Holidays!



What Child Is This
What Child Is This

Daniel is a Detroit artist and producer who draws inspiration from a mixture of Motown, Hip Hop and left-field electronic, but never plays favorites between his pop and experimental impulses. Daniel also does commercial music at Yessian Music – with work appearing in ads for AT&T, IKEA, GM Goodwrench, Cheerios and Mattel. His second solo album, ExtraColor, will be released next year.

Winter Once Again
Winter Once Again

Lightning Love is a pop-trio from Ypsilanti, Michigan currently signed with Ann Arbor-based label, Quite Scientific. Upcoming local shows include an appearance at Mittenfest at the Savoy in their hometown on January 2. They hope to release their second album early next year.


Millions of Brazilians were formed in 2008 with a love for unique guitar tones, Motown and a sense of entitlement. The band established themselves with their outlandish live performances, unforgettable songs and their critically acclaimed EP, "Half Horse/Half Horse".

Second Hand Holiday (ft. Jeff Tuttle and Chri...
Second Hand Holiday (ft. Jeff Tuttle and Chris Pennie)

The Armed is a DIY hardcore band. Their discography is available for free download at thearmed.com. “Second Hand Holiday” features guest drummer Chris Pennie (Coheed and Cambria) and vocalist Jeff Tuttle (Heads Will Roll/Dillinger Escape Plan).

Beards Scare Children (Unless They're Attach...
Beards Scare Children (Unless They're Attached To Santa)

Hard Lessons unabashedly plays Rock 'n' Roll music in a technology saturated and blog-bogged era marked by the explosion of unnecessary micro-genres. If you’re into “lo-fi-shoe-gaze-post-punk-west-coast-chick-pop,” you might want to look elsewhere. If you like diversity and hate songs for jaded hipsters, you’ve found your new favorite band.

The Red and The Green
The Red and The Green

Brad and Scott Allen are a father-son duo from Livonia, Michigan with their studio in the family basement. Over the last several years, they worked together on different projects and finally decided to start writing and recording music together. The result is: Arranged Marriage.

Good King Wenceslas
Child Bite
Good King Wenceslas

2010 was a landmark year for Child Bite; "The Living Breathing Organ Summer" LP was released and supported with two U.S. tours and a Halloween - Black Sabbath performance to a crowd of 1,200. Their last show of the year is with '80s pioneers, Killing Joke, on Dec. 9 at the Crofoot Ballroom.

Fur in Winter
Fur in Winter

This quartet evokes a certain, undeniable positivity even when the melody starts to become slightly somber. It’s the kind of music you want to blast with your car windows down right after you quit your job at the mall. Fawn is mastering the art of mature indie-pop while winking and letting you know that everything's going to be okay.