Published Oct 29, 2012Tomorrow (October 30), the star-studded Holidays Rule compilation will arrive in coffee shops and records stores everywhere through Starsbucks' Hear Music/Concord. To whet your appetite, here's a sample from that album in the form of the Shins' version of "Wonderful Christmastime."
This version stays true to the perky and positive atmosphere of the Paul McCartney original. It features Beach Boys style-organ and percussion along with some cheery backing vocals and singer James Mercer's unmistakable voice. Take a listen below [via Stereogum].
Holidays Rule features a whole lot of McCartney. Not only did the Shins cover this tune, but the Beatles legend contributed a version of "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)." Read more about the collection here.