On January 28th, psych-rock outfit Sleepy Sun will release their fourth studio LP, Maui Tears, through Dine Alone Records. Before then, however, the group show off their own brand of holiday cheer with a cover of the seasonal classic “What Child Is This?”.
Staying true to the Sleepy Sun sound, the rendition’s a chugging slab of fuzzed-out noise, thick, trippy, and light years away from the heartwarming original we all know and often solemnly croon. Listen in below.
The track is taken from the compilation Psych-Out Christmas, which also features Iggy Pop, Psychic Ills, and Dead Meadow.
Psych-Out Christmas Tracklist:
01. Intro – Christmas Monster Party
02. Christmas Time (Is Here Again) – Elephant Stone
03. It’s Christmas Day – The Cosmonauts
04. Silent Night – Quintron & Miss Pussycat
05. Jul Song – Dark Horses
06. What Child Is This? – Sleepy Sun
07. No More Christmas Blues – The Vacant Lots
08. Time of the Season – Sons of Hippies
09. Santa Claus – The Fuzztones
01. Christmas Tears – Eli Cook
02. Little Drummer Boy – The Movements
03. Jingle Bell Rock – Quintron & Miss Pussycat
04. Frosty The Snowman – The Candy Store
05. Run Rudolph Run – Psychic Ills
06. Mele Kalikimaka – Dead Meadow
07. Jingle Bells – HE 5
08. White Christmas (Guitar Stooge Version) – Iggy Pop