Sufjan Stevens – “Jamila”

Sufjan Stevens estimates that “Jamila,” the dusty old four-track demo he posted to SoundCloud today, was recorded circa 1998 in tribute to his sister, a half-decade before Michigan rocketed him to wide acclaim. As such, it’s recognizable as Sufjan’s work but lacks the grace and grandeur he would later get a handle on. Hear it below, false start and all.

All this demo-sharing and Miley Cyrus grammatical trolling is amusing enough, but a new Sufjan LP would sure hit the spot this winter.