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.
It seems everyone wants to write to Miley Cyrus now, but Sufjan's might be the most practical advice yet. [read more]
Following all the rumours that Sufjan Stevens would be releasing a new Christmas album this year, the Michigan man has announced that he'll be releasing Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10 this November. [read more]
"Carrie & Lowell is a record without answers, heavy with doubt despite Stevens' faith in God and at least a willingness on his part to continue to believe that family and love and relationships are worth it despite the traumas, darkness and heartache." [read more]
Danielson a.k.a. Danielson Famile a.k.a. Brother Danielson have announced the release of their new album, Best of Gloucester County, the follow to their critically acclaimed 2006 album Ships. The album, which features Sufjan Stevens and Jens Lekman is set for release on March 14th 2011 via Fire Records. Tracklisting: 1. Complimentary Dismemberment Insurance 2. This Day Is A Loaf 3. Grow Up 4. Lil Norge 5. But I Don't Wanna Sing About Guitars 6. People's Partay 7. O... (continued) [read more]