Watch Sufjan Stevens and his jacket serenade the Oscars with St. Vincent and Moses Sumney

For a certain group of Oscar viewers, specifically the people who have faithfully followed Sufjan Stevens’ career since long before he did the score for Call Me By Your Name, his much-hyped and star-studded Academy Awards performance seemed like it would be the second coming of Eliott Smith’s weird-yet-touching take…

Sufjan Stevens recruits St. Vincent, Chris Thile, Moses Sumney for his Oscars performance

Sufjan Stevens is apparently pulling out all the stops for his upcoming performance at this weekend’s Academy Awards; Variety reports that the gentle alt-rocker, who’s nominated for Best Song for Call Me By Your Name’s “Mystery Of Love,” has recruited a high-profile team of folk, rock, and soul stars to help him…

Sufjan Stevens to make everyone cry at this year's Oscars

Who would have thought, back in the days of “Say Yes! to M!ch!gan!”and “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.,” that Sufjan Stevens would one day grace the Oscars stage? Well, that day has arrived, as Stevens has been tapped to make Oscars attendees weep quietly in their seats by performing “Mystery Of Love” from Call Me By Your Name …

Sufjan Stevens' Illinois has been certified gold, only 12 years after release 

Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 album Illinois—or Sufjan Stevens Invites You To: Come On Feel The Illinoise if you’re feeling fancy—is probably the most-loved album from Stevens’ thoroughly abandoned mission to write an album about each state in the U.S., and now it’s hit a big sales milestone as well. As reported by Pitchfork, …

Here are the new albums to expect this June

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

Sufjan Stevens posts full concert film of his tragic and beautiful Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Steven’s heartbreaking ode to his late mother, Carrie & Lowell, was one of our favorite albums of 2015. Now, Stevens—through his Asthmatic Kitty record label—has posted a full concert video of the tour that he put on in support of the album, coverings its songs, throwing out an elaborate light show, and even…

Sufjan Stevens tells the Grammys “don’t be racist,” St. Vincent backs him up

As the backlash against The Grammys continues to build, more artists have been voicing their displeasure over the countless issues affecting the show and the Recording Academy. Before the show even aired, Frank Ocean explained why he decided to skip the event, and since Sunday night plenty of people have been vocal…

Drake and Sufjan Stevens flow together surprisingly well

You wouldn’t expect Canadian rapper Drake and soulful folk songwriter Sufjan Stevens to have much in common. Drake’s all boisterousness and emphasis, while Stevens’ best works are moody, somber, reserved. But it’s clear that the folk singer admires the Views rapper’s work; he’s covered “Hotline Bling” more than once…

LCD Soundsystem, Sufjan Stevens honor Prince at Coachella

Prince’s death continues to draw out tributes from every corner of the musical world. Given that Coachella is still happening right now in the deserts of Southern California, it’s no surprise that the festival has become a hotbed of artists—from all walks of lyrical life—paying homage to the 57-year-old artist and the…