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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

The Anniversary

Illinois Turns 10

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…
Michael Tedder | July 3, 2015 - 12:15 pm

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

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…
Stereogum | June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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