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Watch Sufjan Stevens Perform a Shimmering Version of ‘Carrie & Lowell’ Live

Sufjan Stevens' Carrie & Lowell was one of the Best Albums of 2015, and today for no particular occasion Asthmatic Kitty decided to share a beautiful live…
James Grebey / February 8, 2016

Boston Calling Spring 2016 Lineup: Sia, Disclosure, Robyn, and More

We're in the midst of festival lineup announcement season, and joining in on the festivities is one of the most consistently compelling three-day musical weekends…
Brennan Carley / January 14, 2016

Sasquatch! 2016 Lineup: Florence + the Machine, the Cure, Disclosure, More

Sasquatch! has announced its 2016 lineup, topped by perhaps soon-to-be perennial festival headliner Florence + the Machine (not that we're complaining by any means). The…
Harley Brown / January 12, 2016

Gallant Covers Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Blue Bucket of Gold’ (With Help From Sufjan Stevens)

R&B singer-songwriter Gallant opened for Sufjan Stevens at a concert last fall, and the two teamed up for an unlikely cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling."
James Grebey / January 6, 2016

The Ten Sufjan Stevens Christmas Songs That Are Actually Good

Though Mariah Carey's iconic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" may be the only modern song to enter the Christmas Carol Canon, that hasn't stopped…
James Grebey / December 17, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2015

The Art for Sufjan Stevens’ 10th Anniversary ‘Illinois’ Rerelease Is an Awesomely Geeky Joke

Sufjan Stevens' landmark album Illinois almost got the multi-instrumentalist in a bit of super-sized legal trouble, but he's getting the last laugh a decade later. The original…
James Grebey / November 23, 2015

Sufjan Stevens Covered Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ for Halloween

Sufjan Stevens played the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre in Jersey City last night, where he polished off his set with a very special Halloween-edition cover of Drake's…
Rachel Brodsky / November 1, 2015

Sufjan Stevens Shares Haunting Remix of ‘Blue Bucket of Gold’

Sufjan Stevens' latest album, Carrie & Lowell, was critically acclaimed and widely hailed as a return to his folk roots following several more electronic, experimental projects.
James Grebey / October 22, 2015

Sufjan Stevens Performs Hard-to-Listen-to Noise Track, ‘Harsh Noise’

Sufjan Steven's tribute to his mother and stepfather, Carrie & Lowell, was a beautiful and delicate piece of work. His latest effort is... not, but that's the…
James Grebey / June 12, 2015

Sufjan Stevens Shows Off His Electronic Side on ‘Exploding Whale’

Sufjan Stevens is nothing if not prolific. The singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has let "Exploding Whale," a new song that was originally a tour-only 7", make its way online,…
James Grebey / April 13, 2015

Review: Sufjan Stevens Sheds the Frills on the Deeply Personal ‘Carrie & Lowell’

Following Sufjan Stevens' discography up to this point has been a study in addition. More instruments, more and more esoteric references, more genre exercises. It's…
James Grebey / April 1, 2015

Sufjan Stevens’ New Album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ Is Now Streaming in Full

Sufjan Steven's new album Carrie & Lowell, is now streaming on NPR's First Listen. The LP, which is named after Stevens' mother and stepfather, is…
James Grebey / March 23, 2015

Sufjan Stevens Shares the Soothing Title Track From ‘Carrie & Lowell’

Sufjan Stevens' new album, Carrie & Lowell, drops at the end of the month, but now the multi-instrumentalist has revealed the record's acoustic title track. "Carrie…
James Grebey / March 17, 2015

Sufjan Stevens Shares Serene New Single, ‘Should Have Known Better’

Sufjan Steven's promised return to his folk roots seems more and more a sure thing as he continues to release new songs from his upcoming…
James Grebey / March 11, 2015

MusicNOW’s Tenth Anniversary Compilation With Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens Is Streaming

Cincinnati's MusicNOW Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary with MusicNOW – 10 Years, a compilation collecting live recordings of some of the best performances the series has seen over…
James Grebey / March 3, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Blur ‘Go Out,’ Sufjan Stevens Finds ‘No Shade,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. From resurrected Britpop legends to eyebrow-raising indie-folkies to Canadian…
SPIN Staff / February 20, 2015

Eaux Claires Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Bon Iver, The National, Spoon, and More

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has just announced the full lineup for the first annual Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival, and for a debut event,…
Brennan Carley / February 11, 2015

Sufjan Stevens Promises Return to ‘Folk Roots’ on New Album

After releasing copious amounts of Christmas music, working on experimental side projects, and scoring a rodeo documentary, folk multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens has revealed that he's…
James Grebey / January 12, 2015

Miley Cyrus’ French Montana Remix Is a Fascinating Look at Her Mindset

One of the early indications that Miley Cyrus' 2013 was probably going to be unlike anything we've ever seen was a grainy video taken on…
Jordan Sargent / October 15, 2013
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