I was a tad worried that a Christmas song from Wavves would get covered in psychedelic fuzz beyond the point of recognition. On the contrary I was pleasantly surprised by this lovely cover of the classic “Christmas Time Is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and that is saying a lot. Not only am I a shameless Christmas music apologist, but I am also a Minnesotan. (Peanuts creator Charles Schulz hails from Minnesota as well, and we hold him and all Charlie Brown-related content in high esteem). The cover is just “wavvey” enough, and Nathan Williams’ voice — despite its sunny California roots — actually fits pretty well with the snowy, foggy, cozy vibe of the Vince Guaraldi classic. Check out the cover below with an accompanying video including footage from the Charlie Brown cartoon.
Maybe Wavves will break out this cover at a pair of California shows around New Year’s Eve:
12/30 Los Angeles @ The Regent Theater
12/31 Palm Springs @ Ace Hotel & Swim Club