Part of the fun of holiday music is its sense of tradition, but it can be fun hearing new interpretations as well. This year, Austin indie rock quintet Quiet Company serves up an excellent version of the classic “Angels We Have Heard on High.” 

In their hands, the carol becomes an upbeat rocker. The quick tempo makes it a perfect song for some of the more fast paced moments of the holiday season – say some last minute shopping. Traditional style carols are pretty, but sometimes you need something that moves.

“Angels We Have Heard On High” is part of Quiet Company‘s A Merry little Christmas EP. So if you enjoyed that track be sure to head over to their Bandcamp page to hear the full thing!

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You never know when a modern carol is going to become part of the classic canon of holiday music. Check out these other songs for some other modern carols.

Vince Guaraldi Trio – “Christmas Time Is Here”

Manheim Steamroller – Deck the Halls