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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 o… 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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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…
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.
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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 Michiga…
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…
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…
jessica | November 22, 2010 - 9:50 am

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:…
Scott Lapatine | November 20, 2010 - 2:15 am

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…
jessica | October 25, 2010 - 12:46 pm

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…
jessica | October 22, 2010 - 3:20 pm

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'…
jessica | October 11, 2010 - 11:47 am

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…
Stereogum | September 28, 2010 - 10:36 am

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…
jessica | September 21, 2010 - 4:22 pm

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…
brandon | September 9, 2010 - 9:34 am

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…
jessica | August 27, 2010 - 9:46 am

Sufjan Stevens The Age Of Adz

So it's a double surprise. After going years without a new studio release, Sufjan Stevens dropped the All Delighted People EP on us on Friday.
jessica | August 26, 2010 - 9:31 am

Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People EP Out This Instant

It's been a while. Today Sufjan Stevens released a new, eight-song EP, titled All Delighted People, on Bandcamp. You can stream the tracks for free…
jessica | August 20, 2010 - 11:56 am
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