The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner stopped by BBC 6 with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry on Friday, spinning a couple dozen tunes and discussing their past collaborations. Most notably, the trio took the seasonal opportunity to finally share a pair of long-lost Christmas songs — “Silent Night” and “Barcarola” — they recorded with mutual BFF Sufjan Stevens a few years back.
While we’ll have to wait for the rest of the EP to reach our ears (Rawkblog says there are 8 songs in total), CoS points to radio rips of the aforementioned gems posted on the fuckyeahsufjanstevens Tumblr over the weekend. Hear them at the links above or streaming below:
*Update: The entire EP is now streaming here.
(SoundClouds via HypeTrak)