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Future Islands Take ‘Last Christmas’ to Samuel T. Herring’s Church

It’s an almost certain bet we’ll be hearing new Future Islands music in 2016 — anything to bring Samuel T. Herring’s whiplash dancing back onto screens nationwide — but as a neat little bow on their 2015, the wailing trip-pop group’s released a cover of the oft-replicated, never-matched Wham! holiday treat “Last Christmas.” Stick around for Herring’s layered self-harmonizing and a wonderfully whispered bit that’ll catch you off guard no matter how often you’ve spun the original. Christmas wishes for new Future Islands in the not-so distant… future.