Tag Archives: Sufjan Stevens

Song of the Day: Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding (in Eb Major)

By Michael Tedder Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Tonya Harding (inRead more…

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Music That Matters: Cooperating with the Energies of the Unseen World

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 600 – Cooperating with the Energies of the Unseen WorldRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

This year’s Oscar nominations rolled out this morning and some very familiar names to KEXP are on the list. Indie-folk genius Sufjan Stevens is nominated in the Best Original Song category for one of the two songs he contributed to Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me Be Your Name, “Mystery Of Love.” Stevens is up against R&BRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Sufjan Stevens recently released the mixtape The Greatest Gift, which features remixes of songs from 2015’s Carrie & Lowell along with a few previously unreleased tracks. Yesterday he shared a video for Helado Negro’s remix of “Death With Dignity,” off The Greatest Gift. The emotional clip focuses on three cancer patients, Theresa, Roland, and Justin,Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

On the heels of his latest release, the Carrie & Lowell mixtape The Greatest Gift, Sufjan Stevens has shared a new song. Entitled “Tonya Harding,” the song is very literally about famed fallen professional skater Tonya Harding. Stevens made the song in two different keys, D major and Eb major, and has shared both onRead more…

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In Stores Now 11/27

It may have been a holiday weekend, but some new releases still hit the stores, including the highly-anticipated ninth album from Icelandic icon Björk. Seattle’s own Dude York shares a full-length holiday album, featuring mostly original material. And Sufjan Stevens shares a collection of demos, remixes, and four previously unreleased outtakes dating from his 2015Read more…

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Friday Music News

Lackadaisical singer/songwriters Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile joined forces last month release the collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice. Since then they’ve been on tour and last night were the musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They performed “Over Everything” on the broadcast show and shot a black & white acoustic version of “Continental Breakfast” for the web-exclusive. Barnett andRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The Knife’s Karin Dreijer has been teasing the possibility of new Fever Ray music for the past few weeks and today we have the official announcement. Entitled Plunge, the new album will be out tonight on streaming platforms. She previously shared the album’s first single “To The Moon And Back” alongside a creepy video. PlungeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Sufjan Stevens has shared an outtake from 2015’s fantastic Carrie & Lowell called “Wallowa Lake Monster.” The song will be on a forthcoming album of outtakes, remixes, and demos from Carrie & Lowell called The Greatest Gift. Helado Negro, Doveman, James McAlister, and Stevens himself contributed remixes to the album. The Greatest Gift comes outRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Former Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk has announced a new solo album called Ghosts due out in October. His last solo album OK Bear was delivered eight years ago and Sunny Day Real Estate’s last album was 2000’s The Rising Tide. Enigk recently wrapped up a solo tour, which included a stop atRead more…

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