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…

What’s your favorite breakup album?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

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…

14 musicians who would make great film composers

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

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…

Advertisement

What song always gives you goosebumps?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…