Listen to Chris Schlarb's take on The Beach Boys' 'Til I Die', featuring Sufjan Stevens
Taken from Chris Schlarb's forthcoming Psychic Temple II album, 'Til I Die' is a cover of one of The Beach Boys' lesser known tracks (Fact: It's one of the few Beach Boys songs which both the words and music were written solely by Wilson - thanks Wikipedia) and features the ever-brilliant Sufjan Stevens.
From the moment the drums soothly enter your headspace, you'll be aware that this isn't a standard take on the track, but beautiful and touching nonetheless.
If this floats your boat (we had to throw in a nautical reference), then we suggest you grab the album when it's released on July 16th via Asthmatic Kitty. It features two more covers, plus a bunch of exciting collaborations.
Despite this week marking the tenth year since Sufjan solemnly asked us the question: "if I am alive this time next year/will I have arrived in time to share?" we're still listening keenly, waiting to hear an answer that suffices for a question that remains so poignant, it seems to have transcended time itself. [read more]
Sufjan Stevens has announced he'll be joining forces with Son Lux and Serengeti, for a new release on Anticon this March. [read more]
The latest label to get the spotlight from thefourohfive are the rather fantastic Asthmatic Kitty Records.Â I remember the first time i came across Asthmatic Kitty Records, i must have been about 18 and it was around the time i got into SufjanÂ Steven'sÂ music to an almost obsessive level. After spending months listening to any Sufjan track i could get my hands on i decided to research more into the label, because surely a label that had such a great talent on its roster would ha... (continued) [read more]