David Bazan – “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” (John Lennon & Yoko Ono Cover)
The former Pedro The Lion frontman David Bazan has been releasing solo Christmas songs since 2002, and he’s collecting 10 of the long out-of-print tracks on the new collection Dark Sacred Night. We’ve already posted his version of Low’s “Long Way Around The Sea,” and now he’s also shared his take on “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” the anti-war traditional that John Lennon and Yoko Ono released in 1971, after recording it with Ono’s Plastic Ono Band and the Harlem Community Choir. Bazan’s version is as mellow and dour and stripped-back as you’re expecting, and you can hear it below.
Dark Sacred Night is out 11/11 on Suicide Squeeze.