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.
Sufjan Stevens has dropped another bomb. Not content with releasing the âAll Delighted Peopleâ EP last week, the genius has announced that he'll be releasing a new album (Oct 12th), which is his full-length record since Illinois. It's called The Age of Adz and the tracklisting/artwork can be found below! 1. Futile Devices - 2:11 2. Too Much - 6:44 3. Age of Adz - 8:00 4. I Walked - 5:01 5. Now That I'm Older - 4:56 6. Get Real Get Right - 5:10 7. Bad Communication... (continued) [read more]
ListSufjan Stevens covered the hell out of Arthur Russell's 'A Little Lost'. [read more]
Today's roundup includes Bella Union, Sufjan Stevens and Swanton Bombs. *Remember! The news roundup gets updated throughout the day, so make sure you come back later for more news! Sufjan Stevens Sufjan Stevens (pictured above) is heading on tour! WOO! But only in America. BOO! Monticello, NY ATP (September 12) Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's (21, 22) Ithaca, NY Castaways (23) Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom (24) Pontiac, MI The Pike Room Crofoot Ballroom (25) Cha... (continued) [read more]
Spine tingling or chilling. Not in a gothic way, not as in Halloween, nor in a melodramatic manner. That would be another, much more fun list. We mean hairs standing up on the back of your neck, shivers down your spine. Here are a selection of voices (mainly) and songs that gently do this for us. They've all got the Spook. We've deliberately not got anything too recent on here, as with new to you songs it's usually impossible for us to distinguish between those that instantly g... (continued) [read more]