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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, we've… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2012 - 10:16 am

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, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2012 - 10:16 am

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 - 10:02 am

Stream s / s / s Beak & Claw

Recently, Sufjan Stevens teamed up with the Anticon artists Son Lux and Serengeti to form the new trio s / s / s; we've posted their song "Museum Day." Their debut album Beak & Claw is out today on Anticon, which eight years ago would've been the last label I'd ever expect to release a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Sufjan Stevens And Rosie Thomas – “Where Were You?”

For a collaborative 7" single that'll be coming out on 4/21, Record Store Day, Sufjan Stevens has teamed up with his buddy and frequent collaborator Rosie Thomas. The A-side of the single is a reimagined version of "Where Were You?," a song from Thomas's album With Love. On the B-side, Sufjan offers up an answer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2012 - 12:49 pm

s / s / s – “Museum Day”

As previously announced, Sufjan Stevens will team up with Anticon artists Son Lux and Serengeti under the name s / s / s for an EP, Beak & Claw, that will drop later this spring. Today, they posted a song from the release called "Museum Day," a slow-building jam with some big, auto-tuned hooks from… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 6, 2012 - 10:18 am

Sufjan, Son Lux, Serengeti Form s / s / s

Eight years ago, it would've been tough to picture Sufjan Stevens having anything to do with Anticon, which was then an abstract and absurdist rap label, but that's happening. Sufjan has teamed up with two Anticon artists, Son Lux and Serengeti, to form a new trio called s / s / s, and they'll release… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Sufjan Stevens – “Futile Devices (Shigeto Remix)”

The Michigan producer Zach Saginaw, who released his EP Lineage earlier this year, has remixed Sufjan Stevens's The Age Of Adz track "Futile Devices," doubling down on the track's tingly prettiness by adding Dilla-derived bass-clouds and IDM clicks. His tweaks highlight the track's shy melody rather than overwhelming it, which is a rare thing indeed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Sister Crayon Cover Sufjan

Sactown indie favorites Sister Crayon, whose Terra Lopez was featured prominently in our Area Codes feature highlighting that particular scene, recently recorded a cover of Sufjan's "Futile Devices." It's a good match. Download the track after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 21, 2011 - 2:42 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery to check out the winners of this award, truly the people's champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner for the ladies,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm

The Roots – “Redford”/”Possibility”/”Will To Power” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Roots' new album undun is a concept album about a man named Redford Stephens, and as it turns out, that particular concept comes from another concept album -- a very celebrated one at that. To hear Roots drummer/bandleader ?uestlove tell it, the band named the character after "Redford," a short instrumental piece from the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 28, 2011 - 11:40 am

Five Indie Types Who Would Do Well On X Factor… And Five Who Wouldn’t

Tonight, as anyone who's been near a TV in the past month already knows, the much-hyped Fox singing-competition show The X Factor makes its debut. The Americanized version of the hit British show might be new to us, but then again, it's not really new to us. Simon Cowell is the man responsible for putting… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Watch Sufjan’s Dance Rehearsal

The folks at Vulture brought cameras to critically acclaimed Adz salesman Sufjan Stevens's recent dance rehearsals in preparation for his pair of upcoming, tour-concluding Prospect Park shows. What? Oh yeah, Sufjan's live show now features intricate dance routines, and these Brooklyn shows are going to expand the ones you may have seen over this tour'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 29, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Watch Sufjan Play “Pleasure Principle” On Soundcheck

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 Soul." The National's Bryce Dessner and two backup singers joined him. More »

By: brandon / July 25, 2011 - 1:39 pm

Sufjan Stevens – “Get Real Get Right” Video

Sufjan Stevens directed this frenetic stop-motion clip for The Age Of Adz's "Get Real Get Right," extending the album's visual aesthetic, linking to the colorful Adz live show, and offering momentary corpse paint in a Kabuki makeover. The art he's cutting-up is by Royal Robertson, one of the folks featured in the previously mentioned documentary… More »

By: brandon / July 7, 2011 - 11:36 am

Watch The Trailer For Sufjan’s Last Age Of Adz Concert

You don't often see bands releasing trailers for gigs, but Sufjan Stevens' pair of upcoming Brooklyn shows are special. On August 2 and 3, Soof and "his Astral Masters of Song and Dance" head to the Prospect Park Bandshell to perform The Age Of Adz for the final time. RIYL DayGlo... More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 23, 2011 - 11:40 am

Bonnie “Prince” Billy Covers Sufjan

Will Oldham's cover of “All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands” appears on the Sufjan Stevens-blessed Seven Swans Reimagined. Oldham's joined by Meg Baird, Emmett Kelly, Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Sabrina Rush, and Danny Kiely for his take. The collection also includes covers of tracks from Stevens' 2004 Seven Swans by DM… More »

By: brandon / March 28, 2011 - 9:58 am

Sufjan Stevens Documentary Gets New Trailer, But No Release Planned

Kaleo La Belle's 52-minute 2006 documentary Crooked River focuses on Sufjan Stevens and his brother Marzuki and their first visit to their father in Michigan in a number of years. It hasn't been released, and apparently there's no release date because it may never be released, but here's the new trailer anyway. At the very… More »

By: brandon / January 6, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Hear Two Xmas Songs From Sufjan, The National, Arcade Fire

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 yuletide treats via their guest DJ stint on the BBC 6. The leak of these Christ songs likely have Sufjan's blessing because they are Christ… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 21, 2010 - 11:21 am

Sufjan Stevens – “Too Much” Video

It's the year of unlikely Sufjan Stevens moves: on Friday he made his network TV debut, performing "Too Much" for Jimmy Fallon. And today we've got a rare music video from Stevens, also for "Too Much." It's a pretty simple clip of Stevens and some friends doing stroboscopic dance moves for the camera. But hi… More »

By: jessica / November 22, 2010 - 9:50 am
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