Photo by Marc Prodanovic
Last week, former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij released his own version of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Stone”. Now, Rostam is back with a cover of The Pogues’ 30-year-old Christmas classic, “Fairytale of New York”.
It’s the latest contribution to Spotify’s Holiday Singles series, which also brought us a proper recording of DMX’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” cover. Rostam’s version is more or less faithful to the original, complete with an uncredited female singer standing in for Kirsty MacColl.
Hear the cover below, followed by the original for comparison’s sake.