The xx are one of the last bands I would expect to release a Christmas song, but there is always something of a quiet longing in their music which seems appropriate for the holiday. “Last Christmas” is a cover of the 1984 WHAM! song of the same name, though it sounds like it could have been a bonus track on either of their albums. They did the cover for BBC1’s Live Lounge, but hopefully there will be an xx version of the wonderfully eighties music video that accompanied the original. Download the song by clicking the button in the player below:
Download: the xx cover WHAM! “Last Christmas”
Kendrick Lamar’s new album has an iTunes pre-order page.
Another listen from one of our most anticipated 2015 releases.
Finally, a rap song with the Future Islands dude on the hook.
From Philadelphia to L.A. to Madrid to Melbourne, our picks for the must-see acts of SXSW 2015.
Tink shares her Timbaland-produced “Ratchet Commandments.”
A new download from Chromatics’ upcoming album, Dear Tommy, fresh off the press.
March is packed, but we managed to pick out ten albums to hear this month.
Florence and the Machine preview new material from their upcoming album.