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.
Today's Mix/Cover/Live + MP3 Roundup includes Sufjan Stevens, Slow Club, Grizzly Bear & Polar Bear. Remix MP3: Grizzly Bear - Cheerleader (Neon Indian 'Sega Genesis P-Orridge' Remix) Cover MP3: Slow Club - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Live MP3: Sufjan Stevens, That Was The Worst Christmas Ever MP3 Of The Day! Polar Bear MP3: Polar Bear - Peepers http://polarbearmusic.com [read more]
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In celebration of an historic campaign victory by President Obama, Sufjan Stevens has shared his rendition of 'The Star Spangled Banner', which he used to play on tour (back when he toured more). [read more]
Words and Pictures by Greg Thrasher Christmas is more than a holiday on December 25th and it's more than some fictional bearded-man's birthday, it's an institution.Â It's the physical and mental sabbatical we are awarded for putting up with less than favorable weather and fewer hours of daylight.Â It can be a coping mechanism, the light at the end of the tunnel, the notion that whatever happened during the year up to that point, can be forgiven, forgotten, or even just dwelle... (continued) [read more]