Sufjan Stevens

Single of the Day: Sufjan Stevens “Tonya Harding” (2017)

December 12, 2017

Sufjan Stevens‘ new single “Tonya Harding” is an ode to the leg breaking, sex tape making figure skater from Portland. Her poor background, abusive mother and attention from the media are all aspect of her story which drew Sufjan Stevens to write the song. And those familiar with her story may be surprised at his […]

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Best New Music Mondays ft. Vallis Alps, DZ Deathrays, The National & more (December 11th)

December 11, 2017

The final weeks of 2017 are upon us and as summer playlists continue to come together, we’ve got another slew of new songs for you to listen to. From DZ Deathrays‘ “Total Meltdown” to Sufjan Stevens‘ “The Greatest Gift”, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into this week. Get started by hitting play! ———- This content has […]

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Music Video of the Day: Sufjan Stevens “The Greatest Gift” (2017)

November 30, 2017

Sufjan Steven‘s last album Carrie & Lowell received a tonne of critical acclaim in 2015, we even listed it in the top albums of the year. This year, Sufjan Stevens is back with a mixtape The Greatest Gift, featuring outtakes, remixes and demos from Carrie & Lowell including four unreleased tracks. This new mixtape makes for an […]

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Methyl Ethel, Hiatus Kaiyote, RÜFÜS & Cloves joining the likes of Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem at Outside Lands!

April 6, 2016

San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival continues to be one we desperately want to be at, yet again delivering a line up of musicians we’re green with envy over. Taking place at the Golden Gate Park from August 5th – 7th this year, the festival brings together (unsurprisingly) Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem to headline the ninth year of Outside […]

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Watch Ngaiire join Sufan Stevens on stage for “Chicago”

March 22, 2016

After supporting him at his recent Brisbane concert, Sydney artist Ngaiire was invited back onto the stage by Sufan Stevens for an exclusive version of “Chicago”, adding more punch to the song with a potent choral lift, completely flooring the crowd in attendance. Video of the special collaboration has now been released at the behest […]

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Live Review: Sufjan Stevens + NGAIIRE – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane (04.03.16)

March 6, 2016

QPAC Concert Hall – seemingly as tall as it is long and with 1800 seats – is a bloody big venue and needs some big noises to make it feel full. It’s clear within seconds that Sydney’s Ngaiire, supporting Sufjan Stevens on this tour, is a singer who is more than up to the task. Diminutive […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: Sufjan Stevens + NGAIIRE – Thebarton Theatre (29.02.16)

March 2, 2016

Okay, so if you’ve been keeping tabs on Sufjan Stevens‘ recent Australian shows, you’ll have gotten the inkling that they have been all-in, emotional affairs. Of course, it’s to be expected of Sufjan, that his music presents such delicately evocative narratives and especially with his latest album Carrie & Lowell, there’s some intensely personal stories to be […]

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Live Review: Sufjan Stevens – The State Theatre, Sydney (23.02.16)

February 25, 2016

For most people here, this isn’t the first time they’ve seen the enigma that is Sufjan Stevens; some – like myself – experienced his soul-crushing live show last year at the Sydney Opera House, others are seasoned veterans, having joined the Sufjan train many moons ago upon his release of highly acclaimed album Seven Swans. Regardless […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2015: Part Three – 20 to 11

December 21, 2015

Today we continue our top 40 albums countdown, kicking off with an artist who’s just about to hit our shores for Falls Festival and some anticipated sideshows… If you’d like to look back on part one of our countdown, head HERE, and part two is HERE. 20. Leon Bridges – Coming Home “Leon Bridges has […]

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The 40 Best Songs of 2015: Part One – 40 to 31

December 15, 2015

Yes, that time of the year is here where we look back at our favourite songs from all around the world. Every day for the rest of the week we’ll be bringing you 10 more tracks to complete our collection of the 40 best songs of the year, as voted by our contributors. Here we […]

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Sufjan Stevens performs a live cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”

November 1, 2015

Sufjan Stevens just blessed Jersey City with a brilliant, mostly faithful, cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, and some steady-handed legend in the audience recorded it for the world to see. Teaming up with R&B singer – and one of this year’s stand-out new artists – Gallant, Stevens pulls out some appropriately awkward dance moves while […]

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The Adelaide Festival reveals Sufjan Stevens, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and more for 2016 program!

October 1, 2015

The 2016 Adelaide Festival program has been launched today, with David Sefton and his team unveiling yet another eclectic line up of Australian and international musicians, visual artists, theatre and dance legends set to come to South Australia next February and March. In Sefton’s fourth and final year as Festival Artistic Director, he’s pulling out […]

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Vivid Live Review: Sufjan Stevens – Sydney Opera House (22.05.15)

May 23, 2015

Photo: Daniel Boud It’s the hardest part of being an artist – letting go of your work – and Sufjan Stevens lets go all the way. In the first of his performances for Vivid 2015, he transformed the Concert Hall into a mesmerising montage of his life’s narrative. First thought when the lights came on […]

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Album Review: Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz (2010 LP)

February 21, 2011

Sufjan Stevens is a storyteller, a bard singing the myths and histories of his land. Much of Stevens’ previous work is usually described best as being born out of the American folk tradition, telling tales of experiences, towns and cities; real places and real people. The narrative of the America as Sufjan Stevens tells it […]

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