It's Christmas in 5 days which seems inasne to be saying but it's true! You can't escape it. Now every year Sufjan Stevens puts out a few Christmas tracks and this year they were debuted by The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner on a recent takeover of BBC 6 Mix. They introduced a rendition of "Silent Night" along with an originl composition in the form of "Barcarola (You Must Be A Christmas Tree)". It features the National's duo as well as Arcade Fire’s Richard Parry (who also participated in the BBC Mix).
Said about the recordings; “Sufjan Stevens makes a Christmas album every year for his friends…and this was a few years ago. Richie happened to be in town and he happened to have his big, beautiful, upright bass and we recorded ‘Silent Night”… and it kind of made us all love this song again.” Enjoy the tracks below in full. Anyone else getting very nervous about getting all of their shopping done in time?! Go thank CoS for the heads up.