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Jumping the holiday gun in typical coporate fashion Starbucks' Hear Music and Concord Music Group have announced the release of a holiday compilation record titled Holidays Rule will come out tomorrow on Oct. 30. Featuring cover contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Eleanor Friedberger, and Andrew Bird, the line-up of all-star artists also includes The Shins and their cover of Paul McCartney's 1979 song "Wonderful Christmastime" (McCartney oddly enough is also a contributor on the compilation with "The Christmas Song Ages"). You can listen to the faithfully catchy rendition below, as well as view the record's full list of contributors and covers. 

Holidays Rule:

fun. – “Sleigh Ride”
The Shins – “Wonderful Christmas Time”
Rufus Wainwright With Sharon Van Etten – “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
Paul McCartney – “The Christmas Song Ages”
Black Prairie Feat. Sallie Ford – “Man With The Bag”
Civil Wars – “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day”
Calexico – “Green Grows The Holly”
AgesandAges – “We Need A Little Christmas”
Holly Golightly – “That’s What I Want For Christmas”
Irma Thomas With Preservation Hall Jazz Band – “May Everyday Be Christmas”
Heartless Bastards – “Blue Christmas”
Eleanor Friedberger – “Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me”
Fruit Bats – “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”
Y La Bamba – “Senor Santa”
The Punch Bros. – “O Come O Come, Emmanuel”
The Head & The Heart – “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”
Andrew Bird – “Auld Lang Syne”

In other Shins-related news, James Mercer and his band were recently featured on the latest episode of Austin City Limits this past weekend with Dr. Dog. Click below to watch.

Watch The Shins / Dr. Dog on PBS. See more from Austin City Limits.

(www.theshins.com)



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