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Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift folklore

The first time Taylor Swift uses the word "fuck" on a record, she does it all wrong. This historic occasion arrives near the end of…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2020 - 4:35 pm

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Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album folklore

Early on Thursday morning, Taylor Swift announced a new album and just like that, it's here. Her follow-up to last year's Lover was recorded over…
James Rettig | July 24, 2020 - 12:01 am

Aaron Dessner Details His Involvement In Taylor Swift’s New Album Out Tonight

Taylor Swift surprised the world this morning with news that she would be releasing folklore, a new album of songs written and recorded during this…
Chris DeVille | July 23, 2020 - 11:11 am

Taylor Swift Announces New Album folklore Out Tonight, Largely Produced By Aaron Dessner

Taylor Swift indie-folk quarantine album, anyone?
Chris DeVille | July 23, 2020 - 8:19 am

Watch The National Debut I Am Easy To Find With Julien Baker & More In NYC

The National surprised a lot of us early this year by announcing plans to release their new album I Am Easy To Find less than…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2019 - 1:50 pm

Watch Sufjan Stevens & St. Vincent Perform At The 2018 Oscars

Say what you will about the bloated pomp of the Oscars, but if they get Sufjan Stevens to perform with St. Vincent, Moses Sumney, and…
Peter Helman | March 4, 2018 - 9:57 pm

Sufjan Stevens Will Perform With St. Vincent & Moses Sumney At The Oscars

Sufjan Stevens will perform his Best Original Song-nominated "Mystery Of Love" during the Oscars this weekend, and it looks like he's planning something special. He'll…
James Rettig | March 2, 2018 - 4:29 pm

Watch Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, & James McAlister Play “Mercury” On Colbert

Last month, Sufjan Stevens got together with fellow orchestral-impressionist types Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister to release Planetarium, a concept album about the…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2017 - 8:57 am

Watch Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, & James McAlister Cover David Bowie In Paris

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister recently teamed up to release Planetarium, an album of expansive orchestral-pop odysseys inspired by the solar…
Peter Helman | July 10, 2017 - 8:44 pm

Stream Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, & James McAlister Planetarium

Back in 2013, Sufjan Stevens teamed up with the National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, percussionist James McAlister, and a string quartet to perform Planetarium,…
Peter Helman | June 8, 2017 - 11:03 pm

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – “Venus” Video

Recently, Sufjan Stevens joined forces with an all-star ethereal-music team -- the National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, and percussionist James McAlister -- to record…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2017 - 10:40 am

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – “Mercury”

Planetarium is the forthcoming collaboration between Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister. It's made up of songs inspired by the solar system,…
James Rettig | April 24, 2017 - 5:23 pm

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, & James McAlister – “Saturn”

Lately, Sufjan Stevens has been recording a whole album with the National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, and drummer James McAlister. The album, Planetarium, is…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2017 - 9:21 am