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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 the BAM Takeover series. Suf was listed only as event curator, selecting rising composer Nico Muhly and St. Vincent among others to regale an audience comprised of, a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 29, 2008

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 a soundtrack by Sufjan Stevens. According to The Playlist, who had a tipster at the Venice Film Festival, where Eve premiered: The short is evidently about a about… More »

By: brandon / September 2, 2008

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 taken down a few pegs in the comments). That said, the smartest way for a young (or old) band to get their name out there is to… More »

By: brandon / June 10, 2008

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 instant film, thereby obsoleting your blog. So Tumblrers and Typepadders alike will want to consume their remaining stock selectively and judiciously. If you're looking for some pointers on how… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 13, 2008

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 that looked a lot like the psychedelic vines in Deborah Johnson's mesmerizing video for The Avalanche instrumental "The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake" (you can catch a fragment of… More »

By: brandon / February 5, 2008

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
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