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Watch Iron & Wine, Calexico, Kathleen Edwards & Glen Hansard Cover “Fairytale Of New York” On Fallon

Fairytale Of New York,” the 1987 duet from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, is the best Christmas song ever recorded, and I will not hear any arguments to the contrary. Last night, a roots-music all-star crew got together on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to cover the song. Iron And Wine’s Sam Beam sang the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2013 - 10:27 am

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

The BBC Puts The “Slut” And “Faggot” Back In Christmas

The Pogues are great. No doubt about that. We’ve been hitting you with all sorts of indie Xmas MP3s, but haven’t yet posted “Fairytale Of New York,” one of the best non-trad holidays songs ever. Well, the tight asses at the BBC finally gave us an excuse to bring you Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl’… More »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2007 - 4:11 pm