Published Dec 21, 2011We're still a few days away from Christmas, but Wintersleep have decided to give their fans an early Christmas gift. The East Coast pop rock unit are celebrating the season by sharing a free cover of the holiday classic "Little Drummer Boy."
The band give the tune a rocking update with brittle fuzz guitars and thundering tribal percussion, resulting in a psychedelic shoegaze rager that's a far cry from the the innocuous carol we're used to. Sounds like the dudes may have been taking some cues from the Dandy Warhols.
Wintersleep wrote this message to accompany the track: "Well, it is that time of year again. We have recorded a little song to be enjoyed with a glass of eggnog or Rum, or both mixed together in such and such a way... or some other fancy drink, or an unfancy drink. Or just piece of cake. Or, perhaps with none of the above, but just because it finds you in a good, warm place, or makes you feel good and warm in some way."
Scroll past the band's upcoming January tour schedule to listen.
1/19 Charlottetown, PE - Hunter's Ale House
1/20 Moncton, NB - Tide and Boar Pub
1/21 Moncton, NB - Tide and Boar Pub
1/24 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
1/25 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands Gallery