It might seem a little early for glad Christmas tidings, but judging by the overstuffed holiday card aisle at Target and this new video from Sufjan Stevens, maybe it’s time to start stockpiling eggnog, peppermint, and cheer. The clip for “Mr. Frosty Man” comes off Stevens’ new holiday record, Silver And Gold, and tells the tale of a recently created snowman hellbent on saving his maker from an onslaught of nuclear zombies. Tons of carnage ensues, from the kid’s mother getting her guts ripped out to Santa being consumed by a mountain of zombies, and thus turned into one. The video was made by Lee Hardcastle, best known for his other “not for kids” shorts like Twilight: Breaking Wind and Toilet Doom.
Sufjan Stevens’ Silver And Gold comes out Nov. 13, and the singer is on tour this holiday season. Dates are below.
Nov. 23—Union Transfer—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov. 24—9:30 Club—Washington, D.C.
Nov. 25—The Haw River Ballroom—Saxapahaw, North Carolina
Nov. 26—Georgia Theatre—Athens, Georgia
Nov. 27—Track 29—Chattanooga, Tennessee
Nov. 28—The Lyric Oxford—Oxford, Mississippi
Nov. 30—Granada Theater—Dallas, Texas
Dec. 1—Emo's East—Austin, Texas
Dec. 3—Rialto Theatre—Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 4—Fonda Theatre—Los Angeles, California
Dec. 5—Great American Music Hall—San Francisco, California
Dec. 6—Aladdin Theater—Portland, Oregon
Dec. 8—Neptune Theatre—Seattle, Washington
Dec. 9—Wilma Theatre—Missoula, Montana
Dec. 12—Mill City Nights—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec. 13—Turner Hall—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dec. 14—Deluxe—Indianapolis, Indiana
Dec. 15—Metro—Chicago, Illinois
Dec. 16—Beachland Ballroom—Cleveland, Ohio
Dec. 18—Asbury Hall—Buffalo, New York
Dec. 19—Fete—Providence, Rhode Island
Dec. 20—Royale—Boston, Massachusetts
Dec. 21-22—Bowery Ballroom—New York, New York
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