Tag Archives: Sufjan Stevens

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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Monday Music News

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister have teamed up for a collaborative album called Planetarium and Stevens has directed a new music video for the song “Venus” off the album. Stevens shared the stop-motion cut-out video to his Tumblr with the note, “Peace to you! Stay body positive! Keep it moving. Keep it real.”Read more…

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Video Roundup: Easter Songs

Can we just admit that American Easter is kind of a weird holiday? While originally a deeply religious holiday, the introduction of bunnies and eggs, which have absolutely nothing to do with that, continue to be carried down year after year to the point that it’s possible most children probably don’t even know that theRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Not to be outdone by fellow shoegazers Ride, Slowdive have announced their first new album in 22 years! The self-titled LP will be out May 5th via Dead Oceans. We’ve already heard the single “Star Roving.” Stream a new track below, titled “Sugar for the Pill.” On Wednesday, the band will perform live from TheRead more…

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Hail to the Chief: KEXP’s Presidents Day Video Roundup

It’s Presidents’ Day, a day originally designated to honor the birthday of George Washington (born on February 22, 1732), but then in the ’50s, a committee lobbied to make the day for all presidents, and in 1971, they shifted the day to the third Monday of February. All you really need to know is, parkingRead more…

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Outside Lands Music Festival 2016, Day 2

Everyone says that Outside Lands is cold. Well, it turns out that everyone is right. Today temperatures peaked at 56 degrees, a difficult temperature to adjust to in early August. But Saturday’s crowd was out earlier and in fuller force than the previous day. The merch booth did a steady business selling festival blankets, whichRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Sufjan Stevens

After arriving on the main stage at Sasquatch! Music Festival in a Value Village-via-80s workout tapes-via acid getup and leading his band through a dramatically reworked “Seven Swans”, Sufjan Stevens laid down the mission statement for his subheadlining set: “God is in the house.” He paused, then added, with only slightly more humor, “Sufjan StevensRead more…

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