NEW MUSIC: The Shins – “Wonderful Christmastime” | SongsSmiths |

The Shins dropped a quaint stocking stuffer this morning with their cover of “Wonderful Christmastime” (via Stereogum). Frontman James Mercer’s vocals have always echoed the delectable sounds of The Beach Boys, and true to his pitch and timbre, this latest cut here feels stripped off 1964′s The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album. It’s sunny and cheery and full of spritely candor.