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The Kronos Quartet and Bryce Dessner (of the National) have been busy this year. Kronos celebrated their 40th anniversary over the summer (by covering "Where Is My Mind" and jamming with Dan Deacon,…   Read Story »
Composer David Lang recently put out Death Speaks, a record built around the lyrics of Franz Schubert, the master of the art song (and a re-appropriater of lyrics himself -- his musical version of…   Read Story »
Bryce Dessner, one of the two twin brothers in the National, is the band member who studied music composition at Yale before going on to dour indie rock stardom. A few years ago, he arranged a new…   Read Story »
Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National are about to record a Grateful Dead tribute album. The band will also include Scott and Bryan Devendorf. The name of the album will be Dead Hot, a nod to Red…   Read Story »
Last week, we posted video of Sufjan Stevens teaming up with the National's Bryce Dessner and indie-affiliated composer Nico Muhly to perform a gorgeous new song called "Venus." As it turns out, that…   Read Story »
During a trip to WNYC's Soundcheck in anticipation of his Age Of Adz shows at Prospect Park, Sufjan Stevens performed "Pleasure Principle," the final pretty bit of 25-minute Adz closer "Impossible…   Read Story »
This is an off-year for Sufjan's Xmas-album-release schedule, but the Dessner brothers of Bluzzbood, Ohio have helped bridge the gap this holiday season by leaking a couple of previously unheard…   Read Story »
When we posted about MusicNOW a couple weeks ago, I mentioned I first learned about the Ohio festival via a 2007 video of Sufjan Stevens' moving take on "John Wayne Gacy, Jr.," which he did with the…   Read Story »
Shaky YouTube video of Sufjan Stevens performing a haunting "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." at MusicNOW in Cincinnati is what first put the festival in the back of my mind. (That and the city's historic…   Read Story »
A few weeks ago we posted an early take of "When You Were Born" (aka "When Yer Born") from The Long Count. At the time, Aaron Dessner told us the track would eventually include Kim Deal singing on…   Read Story »