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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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Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell “Silent” Listening Parties Begin Tomorrow In NYC; Here Are The Album Lyrics

In the lead-up to the release of Carrie & Lowell, Asthmatic Kitty will be holding "silent" listening parties worldwide for the new Sufjan Steven album.
James Rettig | February 27, 2015 - 6:46 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All the songs chosen for 5 Best Songs this week are, intentionally or not, crushingly self-reflective and introspective. They concern relationships and how we actually…
Stereogum | February 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Sufjan Stevens – “No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross”

"No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross" is the lead single from Sufjan Stevens' Carrie & Lowell, the album touted as his return to…
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2015 - 8:08 am

Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival Reveals Full Lineup Feat. Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Spoon

The lineup for Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires festival is here, and as you might expect, it's both charming and formidable. Bon Iver…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2015 - 8:57 am

Sufjan Stevens Announces Spring 2015 North American Tour

Sufjan Stevens is taking this comeback thing very seriously. Not only is he releasing Carrie & Lowell, his first proper album in five years, this…
Chris DeVille | January 26, 2015 - 10:17 am

Sufjan Stevens Announces Carrie & Lowell Album, A Return To His “Folk Roots”

Good news for everybody who's been patiently waiting for Sufjan Stevens to dispense with electro-pop experiments, orchestral suites, bizarro hip-hop excursions, and twisted Christmas songs:…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2015 - 10:11 am

Watch A Trailer For Sufjan Stevens’ Rodeo Documentary

As previously reported, Sufjan Stevens will spend six days later this month playing a live score for Round-Up, a slow-motion documentary about rodeos, at the…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Sufjan Stevens Is Scoring A Slow-Motion Rodeo Documentary

Sufjan Stevens will be scoring a slow-motion documentary called Round-Up at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music. He'll perform the score live on electronics alongside ensemble…
James Rettig | November 2, 2014 - 2:36 pm

50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens Playing Cyndi Lauper’s Home For The Holidays Benefit

Sufjan Stevens has presumably been dreaming of playing a show with 50 Cent ever since he picked out that outfit for Sisyphus’ “Booty Call” video.
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Sufjan Stevens & Cat Martino – “Take The Time”

Last week we shared Stranger Cat's cover of Sia's "Chandelier" along with news that certain backers of the band's PledgeMusic campaign would get a limited…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Watch St. Vincent Attempt To Identify Songs By Her Biggest Influences In A Cruel Listening Test

Annie Clark has always been open to talking about her musical influences, from Miles Davis to Steely Dan. She even got to collaborate and release…
James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 10:41 am

Sufjan Stevens – “A Little Lost” (Arthur Russell Cover)

Six months ago we heard about a pending Sufjan Stevens contribution to Red Hot's long-gestating Arthur Russell tribute comp, which also includes covers by Robyn,…
Chris DeVille | July 29, 2014 - 10:42 am

Sufjan Stevens – “Year Of The Tiger” Video

Sufjan Stevens released his album Enjoy Your Rabbit way back in 2001, but it's just now coming out on vinyl for the first time, and…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Sufjan Talks To Vogue About His New Ballet

It's been a while since we've heard solo work from Sufjan Stevens, but the man has been busy just the same. Earlier this year he…
Miles Bowe | May 12, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Sisyphus – “Take Me” Video (NSFW)

Sisyphus is Sufjan Stevens's new art-pop trio with kinda-unlikely collaborators Son Lux and Serengeti, and Stevens seems to be using it as a way to…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Watch A Cool Preview Of Sufjan Stevens’s New Ballet Everywhere We Go

Sufjan Stevens has been busy with his Sisyphus side project but he's once again teamed up with choreographer Justin Peck to score a new ballet.
James Rettig | April 12, 2014 - 5:08 pm

Sisyphus – “Booty Call” Video

Sufjan Stevens helped to make a song called "Booty Call," and now he's acting like someone who helped make a song called "Booty Call." Earlier…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Seven Swans Turns 10

For the first few years of the new millennium, indie-rock's ever-shifting center of gravity was always getting louder and more aggressive. Post-Radiohead morbidity, post-Pavement slackerdom,…
Chris DeVille | March 17, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Watch Sufjan Join The National At Last Night’s Tibet House Benefit

Sufjan Stevens has been known to help out the National in the studio (he's appeared on all their albums since 2007's Boxer) and on stage…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2014 - 11:38 am

Stream Sisyphus Sisyphus

When we first heard s / s / s two years ago, it seemed like a goofy one-off. But against all expectations, Sufjan Steves, Son…
Miles Bowe | March 7, 2014 - 11:43 am
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