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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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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 &
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2012 - 12:13 pm

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.
Corban Goble | November 13, 2012 - 9:30 am

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…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2012 - 8:55 am

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."…
Tom Breihan | November 9, 2012 - 10:32 am

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…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2012 - 8:37 am

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…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2012 - 3:43 pm

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"…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2012 - 10:17 am

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…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2012 - 9:27 am

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…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 11:23 am

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,…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2012 - 4:43 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2012 - 12:52 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2012 - 4:53 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2012 - 1:58 pm
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