Best Coast brings their own jolly dose of surf rock to the Beach Boys’ “Little Saint Nick”
Thanksgiving’s over, so you know what that means: time for bounties of the corniest, jolliest fa la la holiday cheer. While Christmas classics still run the show, it’s always fun to hear new takes on nostalgia-ridden tunes. Amazon agrees, as they’ve compiled a playlist called “Indie for the Holidays,” which includes a gleeful cover of the Beach Boys’ “Little Saint Nick,” by surf rockers, Best Coast.
In a statement with Pitchfork, Best Coast says of the song: “Being from California and being heavily influenced by the Beach Boys we felt like we had to cover this one. Also always fun for me to cover a song with a wall of harmonies and background vocals because it’s my favorite part about recording vocals.”
Others on the playlist include Christmas covers from Kevin Morby, Charly Bliss, Albert Hammond Jr., and Jessica Lea Mayfield. Find a few free streams on Soundcloud here, and catch the rest here. Stream Best Coast’s beachy jangle cover of “Little Saint Nick” below.