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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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Sufjan Singing Seven Swans Saturday

ATP NY organizers have announced Stevens will perform Seven Swans in its entirety this weekend at Kutshers. Also, last-minute cash-only day and weekend tickets are…
brandon | September 10, 2009 - 9:25 am

New Sufjan Stevens Video – “Interlude I – Dream Sequence In Subi Circumnavigation” (From The BQE)

After its initial three-night run at BAM and the subsequent DVD's brief trailer, you're likely more than familiar with Sufjan Stevens The BQE. Stevens will…
brandon | September 9, 2009 - 12:58 pm

New Osso – “Enjoy Your Rabbit” (Stereogum Premiere)

As we mentioned, it was Bryce Dessner who first approached Sufjan Stevens about re-arranging the 2001 Chinese Zodiac song cycle Run Rabbit Run for the…
brandon | August 14, 2009 - 12:51 pm

Sufjan & Cryptacize Announce Fall Tour

There's been some action in camp Sufjan lately, though much of it's a retread/revisiting of past material. Good news, then, that the man's hitting smaller…
brandon | August 10, 2009 - 12:19 pm

Sufjan Stevens’ The BQE Trailer, Release Info

After announcing the release of Run Rabbit Run remix album and an ATP NY appearance, we have more news from camp Stevens, though it's still…
brandon | July 21, 2009 - 12:24 pm

Sufjan, SFA Added To ATP NY

Sufjan Stevens, who should stop being so lazy and put out Welcome To New Jersey, Fuggedaboutit! already, will play his first proper US show in…
Scott Lapatine | July 10, 2009 - 10:51 am

Sufjan Stevens Readies Run Rabbit Run Remix Record

It's not a collection of new material. Entirely. Some time ago, Bryce Dessner approached Stevens about re-arranging his 2001 electronic song cycle Enjoy Your Rabbit
brandon | July 9, 2009 - 11:41 am

Sufjan’s Song For Sofia Coppola

Before Sufjan Stevens became who he is today, he was a nerdy college kid stuffing pillows and sheets into the air vents so folks couldn't…
brandon | April 24, 2009 - 11:40 am

Clogs/Bell Orchestre With The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Sufjan Stevens & My Brightest Diamond @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/26/09

A few weeks ago rumors swirled about some Very Special Secret Guests slated to appear at last night's Shuffle Mode special at BAM. So you…
Amrit Singh | February 27, 2009 - 11:57 am

New Buck 65 – “Blood Pt. 2″

To create “Blood Pt. 2,” Buck 65 used Sufjan Stevens’ epic take on the Castanets’ “You Are The Blood” as a base/starting point and then…
brandon | February 5, 2009 - 12:21 pm

New Sufjan Stevens – “You Are The Blood”

Today's Dark Was The Night track comes to us from a guy named Sufjan Stevens. It's a cover of the Castanets' "You Are The Blood,"…
brandon | January 29, 2009 - 11:42 am

Band To Watch: I Was A King

The Norwegian band I Was A King is the brainchild of Frode Strømstads. The new self-titled album, which follows 2007's Losing Something Good for Something
brandon | January 27, 2009 - 11:11 am

New Sufjan, It’s A Christmas Miracle!

Last year Sufjan Stevens held that Xmas Xchange. Previously, he released plenty of Holiday albums for your consumption. Even when he didn't put up those…
brandon | December 22, 2008 - 8:54 am

New Welcome Wagon – “Half A Person”

The Welcome Wagon, the betrothed duo of Reverend Thomas Vito and Monique Aiuto, sound a lot like Sufjan Stevens, the guy who produced and helped…
brandon | October 30, 2008 - 12:19 pm

Dark-Hearted EvanescenceAlts Sing Sufjan

This is really big because it finally establishes that you don’t need to wear twee costumes with butterfly wings to play Sufjan songs, you can…
Amrit Singh | October 3, 2008 - 9:46 am

Sufjan Stevens And St. Vincent Cover Phil Collins @ BAM

On Saturday night, Sufjan Stevens returned to the site of his BQE suite -- the Brooklyn Academy of Music -- for the latest installment in…
Amrit Singh | September 29, 2008 - 11:21 am

Sufjan Stevens On Scoring Natalie Portman’s New Film

Natalie Portman, aka Devendra's better half, is making her directorial debut with Eve, a 22-minute short film that stars Ben Gazzara and Lauren Bacall and…
brandon | September 2, 2008 - 11:28 am

Sufjan Digs Cryptacize’s Dig That Treasure, Maybe Isn’t So Into Vampire Weekend

We've posted a couple of original tracks by Asthmatic Kitty trio Cryptacize, as well as their cover of Steely Dan's "Peg" (for which, they were…
brandon | June 10, 2008 - 9:44 am

Grizzly Dan Is Blessed With Patrick Stewart, Paul Simon, And Makes A Fan Out Of Groban

Earlier this year, some sad news developed for Polaroid-loving hipsters (after the requisite wrist waving and blowing, of course): Polaroid is ceasing production on all…
Amrit Singh | May 13, 2008 - 9:39 am

New Sufjan Stevens Video – “Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake”

One of the more magical aspects from Sufjan's The BQE were the colorfully morphing backdrop projections: Towards the end of the night, there was one…
brandon | February 5, 2008 - 10:58 am
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