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Sufjan Selects An Xmas Xchange Winner, Has Little Fans In Taiwan

We already brought you Sufjan news today, but it's close to Christmas and Santa Stevens has selected the winner of his Xmas Xchange. You can hear the prize tune by Alec Duffy over at Asthmatic Kitty. That said, the best part of the whole thing is SS's description of the the other 600-something… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2007

Sufjan Performs “The Mistress Witch from McClure,” Talks Faulkner

This past Monday, Sufjan partook at Pen American Center's "PENultimate Lit: An Evening on Music & Literature" at Southpaw in Brooklyn. When not talking books, Stevens took to the stage and played some stripped-down ditties. For instance, here's the man sporting some ragged facial hair, tuning his banjo a while, before moving into a moving… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2007

Sufjan Stevens Wishes You A Merry Christmas

Although we're still waiting on hearing the identity of the lucky someone who'll get the greatest Sufjan gift of all (their very own Sufsong!), and although this is not quite as large an Xmas offering from St. Stevens (with a rose, in and out of the garden he goes) as we've had More »

By: Stereogum / December 17, 2007

Sufjan’s Xmas Xchange

That's a lot of X's, but this has nothing to do with a civically proud elf and candy cane porn (despite Sufjan's interest in perpetual motion). As you all know, Santa Stevens brought the Holiday spirit in Christmas Past. Now he's back with a new bag of goodies. This time, though, it's u… More »

By: Stereogum / November 9, 2007

Sufjan Stevens’s BQE @ BAM, Brooklyn 11/2-11/3/07

We spent a couple nights this weekend with Sufjan Stevens and The BQE. It'd be easy enough to pull out classical/sound theory, a double dose of Koyaanisqatsi, or a laundry list of loopholes, but we've always heard Glass in his pop songs, weren't expecting perfection, and don't see the point -- largely because there wa… More »

By: Stereogum / November 5, 2007

Sufjan Gives A Tour Of The BQE

Last night Sufjan Stevens's 30-minute orchestral piece The BQE opened its three-night BAM. We're gonna check it out tomorrow -- expect our reaction next week -- and figure we should have as much background info in mind before listening to those suite sounds. Perfect timing, then, that Mr. Stevens and friends have upped a all… More »

By: Stereogum / November 2, 2007

New My Brightest Diamond – “Rock N Roll Will Never Die”

Who says blog threads aren't productive? As some of our close readers may have noticed, buried in the lively discussion following the "Rock Is Dead" post, our favorite "Lucky"-covering karaoke singer Shara Worden aka My Brightest Diamond posted a link to a new song called "Rock n Roll Will Never Die." We… More »

By: Stereogum / October 25, 2007

Sufjan Previews The BQE

Rock may be dead, but classical music will live forever (just ask Bach). We posted recently about Sufjan Stevens's new orchestral suite for 38 musicians (and one 16-mm film), The BQE, which opens next week (11/1) at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music's Next Wave festival. The three performances are already sold out, but… More »

By: Stereogum / October 25, 2007

Sufjan Stevens: “Rock Is Dead”

In the current issue of New York Magazine, Dylan-friendly Sufjan Stevens talks about his new orchestral suite for 38 musicians (and one 16-mm film), The BQE, which premieres for a three-night stand at Next Wave Festival, starting the first of November. We get some great behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the trials and tribulations of what… More »

By: Stereogum / October 19, 2007

Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, And Jim James & Calexico Cover Dylan

You can stop watching the I'm Not There trailer now and get listening to some of the soundtrack for Todd Haynes' mucho anticipated, shape-shifting Dylan flick. Check out the album art below -- A Bobby double looming large. Sufjan, Chan, and Jim James & Calexico streams after the jump. More »

By: Stereogum / October 18, 2007

New Grizzly Bear Video – “Central And Remote”

The second clip from the still-incredible Yellow House LP sees Grizzly Bear opt for a new director (Jesse Ewles), while keeping somethings constant: namely, bizarre, adjective-defying characters amidst interactive, sentient elements of nature. Last time rocks formations sprang to life and conducted vaginal excavations, and here a rabid autumnal bouquet mercilessly devours a Predator-meets-scarecrow… More »

By: Stereogum / July 6, 2007

The Perfect Crime 2

Last time Cloak & Dagger pranked someone, they asked Ben Gibbard for Colin Meloy's phone number. This week, it pays off when Cloak & Dagger rings up Colin and ask him about the formative sexual experience that inspired "The Chimbley Sweep" and his inspiration in writing "Billy Liar" from Hillary Clinton's perspective. He'… More »

By: Stereogum / June 18, 2007

Sufjan Stevens Stuff Not Relating To That “Rock Song”

Figured we'd wait a day for you to process and enjoy Sufjan's awesome, shockin' raw tune "In The Words Of The Governor" -- just 'cause it took us at least that long to stop listening (obsessively) -- before rounding up some of the other Soofy stuff going on around the web. For one, Sound… More »

By: Stereogum / May 30, 2007

New Sufjan Stevens – “In The Words Of The Governor” (Stereogum Premiere)

Since Illinois, winged maestro Sufjan Stevens has given us various avian outtakes and covers (Lefty Frizzell w/ David Byrne, Joni Mitchell, etc.), but far as we can figure, this track is the first proper studio shot of original Soof we've heard in awhile -- and it's a complete mind explosion. For their… More »

By: Stereogum / May 29, 2007

Katrina Kerns, Voluntary Virgin

Have you seen New York Magazine's new Sex & Love issue? The cover girl is award-winning Indie Rock Hottie Katrina Kerns, of Illinoisemakers fame. In the mag's Waiting Room feature, "real live New York City virgins speak out on what it means to say 'no' in the city of Yes." So shame o… More »

By: Stereogum / April 25, 2007

New Sufjan Stevens – “Barn Owl, Night Killer”

This past weekend, Sufjan performed at Cincinnati's MUSICNOW festival and regaled the crowd in some unreleased material which you are obviously dying to hear. No secret Soof's got a thing for birds. There's "The Lord God Bird," which he composed for NPR back in July of '05 and which is still available for download... More »

By: Stereogum / April 10, 2007

New Sufjan Stevens – “Free Man In Paris” (Joni Mitchell Cover)

A dazzling cadre of our favorite artists have been assembled for the "first major US tribute album" to the illustrious Joni; we told ya about it earlier this year, but now we have a little audio to accompany our salivation. Having Soof tackle "Free Man In Paris" is a logical choice for the tune'… More »

By: Stereogum / March 23, 2007

Sufjan Stevens On “Friend Rock”

Our patron saint of chamber pop seems to be getting his Klosterman on in this essay posted at Asthmatic Kitty:There are a lot more terms flying around today: New Rock, Ironic Rock, Situational Rock, Crotch Rock (don?t ask). But have you heard about Friend Rock? It?s very simple: you are going to a… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2007

Indie Rock Valentines

A solid chunk of the States is under a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain, making the trip to the corner store for a card for your sweetheart a daunting proposition. So in the name of safety, hipster romance, and lazyness, here are a couple of indie rock Valentine's Day images by More »

By: Stereogum / February 14, 2007

2007 PLUG Awards

The night before the mainstream music industry self-fellated on worldwide television, the indie scene had a little backslapping of its own at Irving Plaza for the PLUG Awards show which, despite being rough around the edges, was a decent time. We went for the great lineup (Tokyo Police Club, El-P, Deerhoof, Silversu… More »

By: Stereogum / February 12, 2007
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