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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

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… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2011

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 28, 2011

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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 29, 2011

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

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 More »

By: brandon / July 7, 2011

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 21, 2010

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… More »

By: jessica / November 22, 2010

Sufjan Plays Fallon

A year ago, our own Brandon Stosuy interviewed Sufjan Stevens about art, the internet, and lots of other stuff. Note this passage: STOSUY: I've never seen you play any Late Night TV shows. Everyone does those now. You just not want to do them? STEVENS: I don't understand why bands do that. It… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 20, 2010

Sufjan Stevens @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 10/24/10

Sufjan Stevens opened his show with "Seven Swans," then thanked the audience "... for letting me be dramatic, I am a drama queen." After learning that Stevens went through a life-threatening illness while completing The Age Of Adz, it's hard to accuse him of dramatics. But his L.A. show did feature self-indulgence a… More »

By: jessica / October 25, 2010

Sufjan Reveals Health Issues, Has Career-Best Sales Week

Sufjan Stevens's The Age Of Adz gave him his career's best sales week yet. Billboard reports that it debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200. That's 36,000 copies sold last week. This is good news for Sufjan and Asthmatic Kitty, especially after what seems like a very difficult year for Stevens:… More »

By: jessica / October 22, 2010

Sufjan On Retiring His Shtick

Looking at the discussion around The Age Of Adz, a lot of you loved the album for all the ways it wasn't like Illinoise. It's vulnerable, raw, and immediate, and not as immediately pretty. Stevens's recent interview with the Irish Times confirms that he had the same things in mind when he… More »

By: jessica / October 11, 2010

Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz Premature Evaluation

Sufjan Stevens makes songs the length of EPs, and EPs the length of albums, so after a few listens you realize it’s hard to get in a few listens of the nearly hour and a half long Age Of Adz. But is it worth the extra time and the extra money? Yes. More »

By: Stereogum / September 28, 2010

Age Of Adz: Worth More Than A Latte?

A post today on The Guardian's website talks about a recent email that Asthmatic Kitty sent to its mailing list, asking that anyone purchasing digital copies of Sufjan Stevens's The Age Of Adz please buy from indie upstart Bandcamp or another independent retail site instead of Amazon. Writes Asthmatic Kitty:… More »

By: jessica / September 21, 2010

Sufjan Stevens – “Too Much”

One song further into Sufjan Stevens' The Age Of Adz and it looks like the bed of electronics will only grow more complex. You got a sense of the new approach on "I Walked," basically a standard Sufjan song with different instrumentation. He opens it up on the more ambitiously sprawling "Too Much,"… More »

By: brandon / September 9, 2010

Sufjan Stevens – “I Walked”

Here's "I Walked," the fourth track from Sufjan Stevens's upcoming The Age Of Adz. You'll get a small taste of what the press release said would be "... deliberately electronic, synthesized (and occasionally danceable!)" stuff on the album. Have a listen:… More »

By: jessica / August 27, 2010
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