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Download Sufjan Stevens Chopped & Scrooged Mixtape

Oh boy. Oh jeez. We can do this, everybody. We can get through this. The fact is this: Sufjan Stevens has just released a mixtape. Of rap songs. About Christmas. It's called Chopped & Scrooged. It has a Das Racist song on it. And a Kitty Pryde song. And Nicky Da B and Busdriver. Joh… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012

“Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long” @ The Georgia Theatre, Athens 11/26/12

Sufjan Stevens delighted fans in Athens, Georgia Monday night when his "Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long" came to town bringing yuletide cheer, inflatable unicorns, a cappella hymns, and his giant "Wheel of Christmas." The show went on for well over two hours and though it consisted mostly of songs and carols from his ten volume More »

By: Stereogum / November 28, 2012

Sufjan Stevens – “Joy To The World” Video

Sufjan Stevens has already given us some freaky videos for songs from his new Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas EP box set, but the newest, for his way-out version of "Joy To The World" may be the freakiest yet. It pretty much just shows a chattering video-game chipmunk, its image looped and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2012

Watch Sufjan’s Wacky Silver & Gold Infomercials

Sufjan channels his inner Paul Rudd for this suggestive Silver & Gold infomercial, a riff on the Time Life infomercials of yore. It's the first of a series of seven (including a Between Two Ferns homage called "Betwixt Two Furs") and you can watch them all below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 20, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't know if it's a seasonal affective disorder thing or what, but this is the week when almost all the really good videos got all dark and twisty and Lynchian and strange. Other than the Best Coast video, which stands in stark counterpoint to all the others, the videos below are what happens whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2012

Deconstructing: Sufjan Stevens And Christian Music

Sufjan Stevens dropped 59 songs' worth of existential Christmas crisis on the world this week in the form of a five-disc collection called Silver & Gold. The sprawling set is Sufjan's attempt to reconcile the conflict he feels between the sanctity that supposedly defines the holiday and the vapid consumerism that has become its calling… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2012

Stream Sufjan Stevens Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas

Earlier today, Sufjan shared the video for "I'll Be Home For Christmas," one of the tracks from his huge Christmas box set Silver & Gold. Now, his camp has made the entire collection available for streaming on Bandcamp. Have at it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 13, 2012

Sufjan Stevens – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Video

Sufjan Stevens's holiday-themed EP box set Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas comes out today, and he's already made two very, very different videos for songs from the EP: The splattery satire of "Mr. Frosty Man" and the familial warmth of "Silver & Gold." Now, in the new video for his impressionistic versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2012

Sufjan Stevens – “Silver & Gold” Video

Sufjan Stevens has already released one video from his forthcoming EP box Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas: The amazing claymation gorefest "Mr. Frosty Man." Today, we get another one, and it's pretty much that video's polar opposite. The video for the box's title track, a cover of an old Johnny Marks Christmas song,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 9, 2012

Sufjan Stevens – “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Hey, America! It's pretty OK sometimes! After about a year of constant political nail-biting, after daily visits to FiveThirtyEight became the only calming ritual keeping us in touch with our sanity, we're finally ready to say that we don't live in a country full of bloodthirsty Randian billionaires who want the rest of us to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Nice job this week, video directors! There were definitely too many good videos this week. I don't know how I didn't manage to find room for the A Place To Bury Strangers video where toys melt and burn in extremely satisfying ways, or the Wild Nothing video where Michelle Williams, despite not really… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012

Sufjan Stevens – “Mr. Frosty Man” Video

Next week, Sufjan Stevens drops his Christmas-music EP box set Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas. And even though his seasonal slopfest "Mr. Frosty Man" isn't the best Christmas song you're ever likely to hear, credit it with being the inspiration and basis for director Lee Hardcastle's ridiculous claymation video, which involves Frosty the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2012

Sufjan Stevens – “Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling”

Next month, Sufjan Stevens will release Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas, another massive box set of Christmas-music EPs that seems like a joke but probably actually isn't. We've already heard his massive, absurd 12-minute epic "Christmas Unicorn," and now we've got another of the songs from the set. This one is called "Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2012

Sufjan Stevens – “Christmas Unicorn”

It's been rumored for a minute, but Sufjan Stevens has now officially announced that he'll release another of his gargantuan Christmas music box sets next month. This one is called Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas, and it includes 58 songs spread across five EPs, which comprise entries 6-10 in his years-running Songs For ChristmasMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2012

Watch Field Report Cover Sufjan’s “Chicago”

Field Report is Chris Porterfield, Justin Vernon's former bandmate in DeYarmond Edison, and he's also the latest guest on the A.V. Club's Undercover video series, in which bands cover songs that they might not ordinarily cover. On his episode, Porterfield and his band took on Sufjan Stevens's modern classic "Chicago" and completely reworked the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2012

Preview Sufjan Ballet Year Of The Rabbit

As Pitchfork reports, Sufjan Stevens has contributed music to the ballet Year Of The Rabbit. The ballet, which Justin Peck choreographed, will debut 10/5 at New York's Lincoln Center. And now Yoonha Park has directed a promo film for the ballet, which has two dancers, Janie Taylor and Craig Hall, dancing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2012

Watch Sufjan Cover “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

Lately, Sufjan Stevens has been playing a series of Planetarium concerts with composer Nico Muhly and the National's Bryce Dessner, the three of them playing compositions inspired by the planets of the solar system. That series ended last night, when all three played at Australia's Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid Festival,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 31, 2012

Cat Martino – “I Promise” (Feat. Sufjan Stevens & Chris Powell)

Cat Martino, the singer-songwriter and former Sufjan Stevens band member, is the latest participant in "Shaking Through," a video series that documents musicians who are presented with the challenge of making one song in two days. For her song "I Promise," Martino got help from Stevens himself and from Man Man's Chris Powell. Below,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2012

Watch Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, & Bryce Dessner Perform More Planetarium Songs

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 song is just one piece of a larger collaboration that these three guys are working on. They're putting together Planetarium Songs,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2012

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly & Bryce Dessner – “Venus” (Live At MusicNOW)

Lately, there's been a whole lot of crossover between the worlds of indie rock and avant-classical, and three of the parties most responsible are Sufjan Stevens, the wizardly young composer Nico Muhly, and the National's resident experimentalist Bryce Dessner. MusicNOW, Dessner's Cincinnati music festival, ended on Friday, and all three teamed up on the final… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2012
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