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Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

Like almost everything else about it, the release date of Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois is almost too perfect. It’s one thing to write an album about what it means to want to believe in your country during a time when many people struggled to believe in anything. It was something else to release that album on… More »

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

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Watch Sufjan Stevens Cover “Hotline Bling”

Even if Drake’s “Hotling Bling” has missed its chance to make it to #1 on the charts, it’s still ubiquitous, and it’s definitely still the…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 10:48 am

Sufjan Stevens – “Blue Bucket Of Gold (Remix)”

Sufjan Stevens' Carrie & Lowell still stands as one of the best albums of the year, and today he's shared an official remix of "Blue…
James Rettig | October 22, 2015 - 9:57 am

Sufjan Stevens Announces Fall US Tour Dates

Sufjan Stevens' latest masterpiece, Carrie & Lowell, topped our 50 Best Albums Of The Year So Far list for a reason and, by all accounts,…
James Rettig | July 21, 2015 - 11:06 am

Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of…
Ryan Leas | July 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm

The National Perform With Sufjan Stevens And Justin Vernon, Cover The Grateful Dead At Eaux Claires

Yesterday was the first day of the inaugural Eaux Claires festival, a small occasion in rural Wisconsin dreamt up and brought to life by Justin…
Ryan Leas | July 18, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Gaspar Claus – “Birth & Death Of A.” (Feat. Sufjan Stevens, Pedro Soler, The National’s Bryce Dessner, & More) (Stereogum Premiere)

In 2012, the French cellist Gaspar Claus asked 11 musicians to partake in a one-time-only collaborative performance piece that took place over the course of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 15, 2015 - 10:58 am

Watch Sufjan Stevens Perform His Unreleased Noise Track “Harsh Noise”

If you're going to name a piece of music "Harsh Noise," that title either has to be completely ironic or completely accurate. In the case…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2015 - 11:30 am

Preview Gaspar Claus’ One Night Stand, A New LP Feat. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Porcelain Raft

In 2012, French cellist Gaspar Claus gathered a group of musicians in Brooklyn to create something in a single night. The session featured some key…
Caitlin White | May 22, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Watch Sufjan Stevens Play “The Predatory Wasp…” Live For The First Time In 8 Years

Sufjan Stevens has been touring North America over the past month in support of Carrie & Lowell, and he's taking a few weeks off before…
James Rettig | May 17, 2015 - 11:30 am

Sufjan Stevens – “Exploding Whale”

Sufjan Stevens' tour is underway, and a song from his tour-only 7" has made its way online. "Exploding Whale" presumably didn't make it on Carrie
Chris DeVille | April 13, 2015 - 10:51 am

Watch Sufjan Stevens Perform Carrie & Lowell Songs For The First Time At Philly Tour Opener

The heartbreaking Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens' public reckoning with his troubled mother's death, and possibly the songwriter's best work, is one of this spring's…
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2015 - 5:19 pm

The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

On paper, Wale's rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse's…
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell

You can't go back. Sufjan Stevens wrestles with that fact throughout Carrie & Lowell, his first proper full-length album since 2010's primal digital freakout The
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 9:04 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Serious giants occupy 5 Best Songs this week. You've got Kendrick Lamar, the architect of a new album so utterly dizzying and forceful it survived…
Stereogum | March 20, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Sufjan Stevens – “Carrie & Lowell”

Later this month, Sufjan Stevens will release Carrie & Lowell, an album named after his mother and stepfather and inspired, in part, by his mother’s…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2015 - 12:51 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Some notes on methodology: We compile this list at the end of the day Thursday, so the 5 Best Songs Of The Week recognizes "the…
Stereogum | March 13, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Sufjan Stevens – “Should Have Known Better”

"Should Have Known Better" is our second preview of Sufjan Stevens' Carrie & Lowell, and like "No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross," it's…
Chris DeVille | March 11, 2015 - 8:24 am
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