Dec 062011

It’s no secret My Morning Jacket likes Christmas. Back in 2000, they released the EP My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Fiasco Style. That one featured mostly originals, but their new follow-up EP offers the covers of Christmas classics they skipped the first time. It’s out today on iTunes.

The Louisville quintet swings through classics like “Please Come Home for Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” They even recruit the Head and the Heart to help with two songs: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and the original (and iTunes freebie) “When the Bells Start Ringing.” To cap it all off, they nod to their roots with a version of the Band’s holiday favorite “Christmas Must Be Tonight.” Watch them cover “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” at a live show a few weeks ago, then go buy the EP at iTunes.

My Morning Jacket ft. The Head and the Heart – I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Buy My Morning Jacket: iTunes Sessions at iTunes.

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