The name Sisyphus might not sound familiar, but their previous name and its members might - they were named 's / s / s', and the group consists of Son Lux, Sufjan Stevens, and Serengeti. They released an EP Beak & Claw last year, and now they're coming out with a self-titled full length album on 18 March 2014 via Asthmatic Kitty/Joyful Noise. 'Calm It Down' is the first cut from that album and you can stream it and download it for free below.

The project was commissioned by the Walker Art Center in my hometown of Minneapolis and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series. There will be an accompanying exhibition featuring the work of Jim Hodges that opens on Valentine's Day and runs through 11 May. The Walker gift shop will have 50 limited edition copies of the album up for sale, and there will be an event on 14 February that will feature a "cameo" from Sisyphus, and plus DJ sets from Dirty Projectors' Olga Bell, Angel Deradoorian, and Tom Vek. The trio will sit down for an extended discussion with Hodges on the 15th. He gave an interview about a multitude of things, including their changed name, the album, and why they decided to work with Hodges. It's ridiculously entertaining, and you can read the full thing here, and check out a choice quote about if there are any guest artists on the album:

Like celebrity guests? Just make something up to generate press. Kendrick Lamar ghost wrote all the raps. Hudson Mohawke did the beats. Beyonce. Jay-Z. Janet Jackson, etc.

I wouldn't be too mad about Beyonce appearing on a Sisyphus record.

Download the track for free here.

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