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Sufjan Interviews Cryptacize

Stevens is “star struck,” but manages a Q&A with current tour/band-mate Nedelle Torrisi — “her exotic Italian pout, her ’80s housewife attire” — covering Judas Priest, Lebanon, pimped-out tour buses, ESL, and Joaquin Phoenix. It’s at Asthmatic Kitty. More »

By: brandon / October 9, 2009 - 12:28 pm

Sufjan Stevens/Cryptacize @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 10/6/09

Recently Sufjan revealed he’s “at a point where I no longer have a deep desire to share my music with anyone, having spent many years imparting my songs to the public.” Later that day, high-quality video of three mind-bending new Sufjan Stevens tunes took over all the websites you read. Add those to the pending… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 7, 2009 - 9:17 am

New Sufjan Stevens – “There’s Too Much Love”/”Age Of Adz”/”Impossible Souls” (Live In Ithaca)

Scott tells me that when he lived in Ithaca the only live music there was ska. Well, now the live music includes expansive glitch-y songs by Sufjan Stevens. No sooner did we post the man’s interview with Shannon Stephens, then a live version of this new song “There’s Too Much Love” pops up and out. More »

By: brandon / September 25, 2009 - 12:58 pm

Sufjan & Cryptacize Announce Fall Tour

There’s been some action in camp Sufjan lately, though much of it’s a retread/revisiting of past material. Good news, then, that the man’s hitting smaller east coast venues with Cryptacize (“refreshingly coherent!” -S. Stevens) this fall and, as Asthmatic Kitty lets us know, it “has nothing to do with” The BQE. Perhaps a new song… More »

By: brandon / August 10, 2009 - 12:19 pm

New Cryptacize Video – “Blue Tears”

It’s unclear how long we can mention that Sufjan-approved Cryptacize’s Chris Cohen used to play in Deerhoof. Maybe when his new band eclipses the old? And, really, maybe we shouldn’t even say “Sufjan-approved,” considering the band’s on the man’s label. Regardless, we recently gave you “Tail & Mane” from the Oakland Asthmatic Kitty trio’s forthcoming… More »

By: brandon / March 31, 2009 - 5:17 pm

New Cryptacize – “Tail & Mane” (Stereogum Premiere)

Ex-Deerhoof guitarist Chris Cohen’s present project Cryptacize hit the Asthmatic Kitty roster last year, subsequently earning this gush from St. Sufjan:

They make music that is refreshingly coherent, stewed with deliberate melodies, a refinement of instrumentation, no excess, nothing wasted, nothing lost … These songs are not trifles, but rather cryptic haiku poem… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 6, 2009 - 6:08 pm

Sufjan Digs Cryptacize’s Dig That Treasure, Maybe Isn’t So Into Vampire Weekend

We’ve posted a couple of original tracks by Asthmatic Kitty trio Cryptacize, as well as their cover of Steely Dan’s “Peg” (for which, they were taken down a few pegs in the comments). That said, the smartest way for a young (or old) band to get their name out there is to have a band… More »

By: brandon / June 10, 2008 - 9:44 am

Cryptacize Cover Steely Dan

We don’t mean to dwell on Coachella, but when our plane touched down at LaGuardia late Monday night, they were playing Steely Dan’s “Hey Nineteen.” We notice things like this because we like Steely Dan … and that song could make a grown man cry. Looks like Cryptacize are fans as well. We’ve posted about… More »

By: brandon / May 1, 2008 - 1:57 pm

New Cryptacize Video – “Cosmic Sing-A-Long”

We once said Asthmatic Kitty trio Cryptacize “remind us of a Renaissance Fair held on the moon,” but that was a long time ago, like, last year. We’ve changed our minds. After watching their video for “Cosmic Sing-A-Long,” we’ll say instead they remind us of a wholesome children’s show held on the moon. See the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 28, 2008 - 2:15 pm

New Cryptacize – “No Coins” (Stereogum Premiere)

The new trio Cryptacize sorta reminds us of a Renaissance Fair held on the moon, so we were happy to see that their promo pic finds the California weird-pop crew perched together in outer space (ah, if only they were wearing armor). Cryptacize consists of Nedelle Torrisi, who was a Kill Rock Stars solo artist… More »

By: Stereogum / December 5, 2007 - 1:23 pm