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Aug 01, 2017

Call Me By Your Name is a new gay romance film directed by Luca Guadagnino that stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. It's due out November 24 after premiering at Sundance earlier this year. The film features two new songs by Sufjan Stevens and one of them, "Mystery of Love," can partly be heard in the new trailer for the film. More

Jul 18, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetarium. It came out last month via 4AD and was our Album of the Week and one of our Top 50 Albums of 2017 So FarMore

Jul 17, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetarium. It came out a few weeks back via 4AD and was our Album of the Week and one of our Top 50 Albums of 2017 So FarMore

Soundtracking the Resistance - My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting (Plus Radiohead, Algiers, Kid Rock, and Sufjan Stevens)

Jul 14, 2017

This week we focus on a different Trump causing problems after Donald Jr's. desire to thrust himself into the center of the Russia allegations emerged. We also throw in a little bit of healthcare, race relations, Radiohead, and a worrying new political candidate. More

Jul 11, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative album about space and the planets, Planetarium, which came out last month via 4AD. At a concert in Paris yesterday at the Philharmonie de Paris the band fittingly covered David Bowie's 1969 classic "Space Oddity."  More

Patreon Exclusive: Previously Unseen Photos of Sufjan Stevens from 2010

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Jun 27, 2017

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters.  More

Jun 09, 2017

There is always a question of chemistry when four musicians each with strong talent and personality come together for a concept project.  More

Jun 09, 2017

Here we highlight five albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing.  More

Jun 08, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetarium. More

Jun 05, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetariumMore

Sufjan Stevens Announces Mixtape Featuring “Carrie & Lowell” Outtakes, Remixes, and Demos

The Greatest Gift Mixtape Due Out October 20 via Asthmatic Kitty

Apr 28, 2017

Sufjan Stevens released his acclaimed album Carrie & Lowell in 2015. Today he is releasing a corresponding live album and concert film, Carrie & Lowell Live, and now he has announced a Carrie & Lowell mixtape entitled The Greatest Gift, which is due out October 20 via Asthmatic Kitty.  More

Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Gorillaz, Feist, Mew, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Plus Thurston Moore, BNQT, Sylvan Esso, Little Cub, and Juliana Hatfield

Apr 28, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Apr 25, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetariumMore

Apr 24, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative albumPlanetarium. They previously shared a song from it, "Saturn," via its video.  More

Sufjan Stevens Announces “Carrie & Lowell” Live Album and Concert Film

Carrie & Lowell Live Due Out April 28 via Asthmatic Kitty

Mar 31, 2017

Sufjan Stevens released his acclaimed album Carrie & Lowell in 2015. Now he has announced a corresponding live album and concert film, Carrie & Lowell Live. More

Mar 27, 2017

Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative album, Planetarium, and shared a song from it, "Saturn," via its video.  More

Jan 30, 2017

Sufjan Stevens has posted a statement to the Twitter account of his label, Asthmatic Kitty, about President Donald Trump's immigration ban targeting countries that are predominately Muslim. Stevens' note begins with: "There is really no such thing as an illegal immigrant, for we are all immigrants and refugees in a wildly changing world that is dominated by superfluous boundaries built by blood and war.  More

May 23, 2016

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), just released their new album, Teens of Denial, on Matador. At last night's show in Philadelphia the band covered two songs, Radiohead classic "Paranoid Android" (from 1997's OK Computer) and Sufjan Stevens' "Impossible Soul" (from 2010's The Age of Adz). More

Outside Lands 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, and The Muppets

August 5 - 7 in San Francisco, Lineup Also Includes Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana

Apr 05, 2016

Outside Lands have announced their 2016 lineup. The festival goes down August 5 - 7 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Highlights of the lineup include Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana Del Rey, DIIV, Big Grams, Julien Baker, Lionel Richie, Major Lazer, Jason Isbell, Lord Huron, Vince Staples, Years & Years, HÆLOS, POLIÇA, Ra Ra Riot, Rogue Wave, Caveman, Whitney, Miguel, and Chance the Rapper.  More

Panorama, New NYC Festival from Coachella Organizers, Announces Inaugural Lineup

LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar to Headline Three-Day Event in July

Mar 01, 2016

The company behind Coachella, Goldenvoice, are launching a new festival in New York City named Panorama and today the festival's lineup has been announced. Panorama will go down at Randall's Island Park in New York City, from July 22-24. The headliners will be LCD Soundsystem (in their first NYC show since their Madison Square Garden farewell concerts five years ago), Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar. More

Listen: Sufjan Stevens - “Chicago (Demo)”

Illinois: Special 10th Anniversary Blue Marvel Edition Out April 1 via Asthmatic Kitty

Feb 25, 2016

Sufjan Stevens is releasing a special edition of his acclaimed 2005 album Illinois in honor of last year's 10th anniversary of its release. The Illinois: Special 10th Anniversary Blue Marvel Edition is due out April 1 via Asthmatic Kitty. More

Sasquatch! 2016 Line-up: The Cure, M83, Florence and the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Grimes, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) in Quincy, Washington

Jan 12, 2016

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2016 festival, their 15th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. It's a stacked lineup, including The Cure, M83, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, Jamie xx, Caribou, Yeasayer, Savages, Kurt Vile, Mac DeMarco, and others.

Coachella 2016 Announces Line-up Featuring LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Lush, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus M83, Wolf Alice, Beach House, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Foals, Deerhunter, Bat For Lashes, and Others

Jan 04, 2016

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2016 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday and Saturday are headlined by two newly reformed bands, LCD Soundsystem and Guns N' Roses (featuring the reunion of Axl Rose and Slash). Calvin Harris headlines Sunday night. More

Sufjan Stevens Shares New Remix of “Blue Bucket of Gold”

Carrie and Lowell Out Now via Asthmatic Kitty

Oct 22, 2015

Sufjan Stevens has just shared a new remix of "Blue Bucket of Gold," a song from his critically acclaimed latest album, Carrie and Lowell, which was released earlier in the year by Asthmatic Kitty.  More

Sufjan Stevens Announces New Fall Tour Dates

Carrie and Lowell Out Now via Asthmatic Kitty

Jul 21, 2015

Sufjan Stevens has announced some new fall U.S. tour dates. They include dates in Santa Barbara, Phoenix, Buffalo, Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Charleston, Nashville, Cincinnati, and elsewhere.  More

Watch: Sufjan Stevens Performs New Track “Harsh Noise”

Filmed As Part of the One Night Stand Project

Jun 12, 2015

Back in 2012 a one-night event was organized in Brooklyn. It was called One Night Stand, was put together by cellist Gaspar Claus, and featured Sufjan StevensMore

Jun 05, 2015

On June 4, 2015, Sufjan Stevens performed at Dorothy Chandler in Los Angeles, CA. More

Listen: Sufjan Stevens - “Exploding Whale” (Non-Album Track)

Track Available Exclusively at Tour Merch Table

Apr 13, 2015

To support his critically acclaimed new album, Carrie & LowellSufjan Stevens has just shared a non-album track "Exploding Whale." More

Mar 23, 2015

Sufjan Stevens' upcoming album Carrie & Lowell is now streaming online. More

Mar 18, 2015

Sufjan Stevens has shared the delicate title track from his forthcoming new album Carrie & Lowell. More

Listen: Sufjan Stevens – “Should Have Known Better”

Carrie & Lowell is out March 31 on Asthmatic Kitty

Mar 11, 2015

Sufjan Stevens' new single “Should Have Known Better” is a piece of dark folk. More

Feb 16, 2015

Sufjan Stevens has premiered a brand new track titled, "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross." More

Sufjan Stevens Announces Tour

New Album Carrie & Lowell Out March 31

Jan 26, 2015

With his anticipated new album Carrie & Lowell set for release on March 31, Sufjan Stevens has announced plans for a new tour this spring. More

Jan 12, 2015

Sufjan Stevens has announced the release of Carrie & Lowell, his first album in five years. More

Listen: Sufjan Stevens - “A Little Lost” (Arthur Russell Cover)

Featured on Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tribute Compilation

Jul 29, 2014

On Oct. 21 AIDS charity The Red Hot Organization will release a special tribute compilation honoring the work of deceased musical artist Arthur Russell, who succumbed to the HIV virus in 1992. More

Watch: Sufjan Stevens - “Year of the Tiger” Video

Enjoy Your Rabbit Now Out On Vinyl

Jul 01, 2014

Better late than never, Sufjan Stevens has premiered a music video for "Year of the Tiger," taken off his 2001 album Enjoy Your RabbitMore

May 15, 2014

On June 14, Sufjan Stevens will reissue his 2001 zodiac-themed album, Enjoy your RabbitMore

Watch: Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly Perform With The National

At Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert

Mar 12, 2014

Turns out New Order and Iggy Pop wasn't the only star collaboration at last night's Tibet House Benefit Concert. Carnegie Hall also played host to the National, who were joined by long-term collaborator Sufjan Stevens. More

Listen: Sisyphus - “Rhythm of Devotion”

Self-Titled Album Out March 18

Feb 18, 2014

Just yesterday sharing a new track from their forthcoming self-titled debut, Sisyphus (formerly s / s / s), the collaborative project of Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti, have offered up yet another piece of album with the track "Rhythm of Devotion." More

Watch: Sisyphus - “Alcohol” Lyric Video

Self-Titled Debut Out March 18

Feb 17, 2014

Back in 2012 Sufjan Stevens teamed up with beatmaker Son Lux and rapper Serengeti for a new musical project called s / s / s, releasing an EP titled Beak & Claw in the process.  More

Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti, and Son Lux Announce New Album as “Sisyphus”

Due Out March 18 via Asthmatic Kitty and Joyful Noise

Dec 19, 2013

After releasing Beak & Claw as s/s/s last year, Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti, and Son Lux have announced a new album SisyphusMore

Oct 29, 2013

At random points throughout the past year Sufjan Stevens has been doing some serious digging into his archives.  More

Oct 22, 2013

Sufjan Stevens is doing some serious Autumn cleaning. First he presented us with demos for “Casimir Pulaski Day” and “Take Me.” Now he’s letting fans hear a very early version of his 25-minute jam, “Impossible Soul.”  More

Oct 16, 2013

Known for writing material and putting it on his computer, only to rediscover its existence years later, the ever prolific Sufjan Steven has shared a new unreleased demo titled "Take Me." More

Sufjan Stevens Writes Open Letter Addressing Miley Cyrus’ Grammar Use

Explains the Difference Between "Laying" and "Lying"

Oct 14, 2013

Recently musical artist Sinead O'Connor began writing a series of open letters to Miley Cyrus, decrying the controversial pop star's attitude and actions in the wake of her now infamous VMAs performance. More

Listen: Sufjan Stevens - “Casimir Pulaski Day” (Demo)

Celebrating the Revolutionary War Figure

Mar 04, 2013

Apparently still engaged in cleaning out his computer hard drive Sufjan Stevens has unearthed yet another demo from his archives, this time his track "Casimir Pulaski Day." More

Mar 01, 2013

Sufjan Steven is known for his prolific tendencies, but who figured even he had a hard time keeping track of his output. More

Listen: Sufjan Stevens – Which One Are You?”

A Surprise Leftover From the BQE

Jan 03, 2013

Proving that he’s more than just Santa’s minion, today Sufjan Stevens let an unreleased song from 2009 album The BQE fly More

Listen: Sufjan Stevens’ Mixtape “Chopped and Scrooged”

Featuring Das Racist, Kitty Pryde, and Others

Dec 11, 2012

Squeezing as much holiday cheer as he can in the shortest amount of time possible, Sufjan Stevens has released a Christmas-themed hip-hop mixtape called Chopped and Scrooged. More

Check Out Photos of Sufjan Stevens at the Henry Fonda Theatre, December 4, 2012

Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant on Ice

Dec 05, 2012

Last night, December 4, Sufjan Steven’s Christmas tour (dubbed “Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant on Ice”) rolled through Los Angeles.  More

Nov 21, 2012

Following a series of gorybeautifulcreepy, and hilarious videos supporting his holiday music box set Silver & Gold: Songs For ChristmasSufjan Stevens has premiered yet another entertaining visual for one of the collection's tracks, this time for his unique rendition of "Joy to the World." More

Nov 20, 2012

Sufjan Stevens truly regards Christmas as the season of giving. More

Nov 13, 2012

While fans are free to finally purchase his Christmas box set Sufjan Stevens has given those still on the fence the chance to stream the entirety of Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas Volumes 6-10 online. More

Nov 09, 2012

Set to release his five EP boxset Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols 6-10 next week on Nov. 13, Sufjan Stevens has premiered a new music video to accompany the collection's title track. More

Nov 07, 2012

With the country finally crossing the election finish line last night, Sufjan Steven decided it was best to say congratulations to everyone by sharing a special rendition of the ol' red, white, and blue classic "The Star Spangled Banner." More

Oct 24, 2012

Recently announcing the release of his very own holiday box set, Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols 6-10Sufjan Stevens has premiered a dementedly twisted music video for one of its included tracks "Mr. Frosty Man." More

Listen: New Sufjan Stevens Christmas Song - “Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling”

Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10 Out November 13

Oct 12, 2012

Tickets for Sufjan Stevens’ “Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice” tour go on sale today at 10am PST. To help calm your nerves (or perhaps stir your pre-holiday turmoil), today Santa’s favorite little helper dropped a track from his forthcoming Yuletide compilation Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10 More

Sufjan Stevens Announces Winter Tour Dates

“Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice”

Oct 08, 2012

Quasi-reclusive Christmas enthusiast Sufjan Stevens is emerging from his Brooklyn enclave to spread some holiday cheer with a tour.  More

Sufjan Stevens Announces Christmas Box Set

Listen to Included Track "Christmas Unicorn"

Oct 02, 2012

Just in time for the upcoming holiday season Sufjan Stevens has announced that he will release a five EP boxset called Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols 6-10 on Nov. 13 through Asthmatic Kitty. More

Sep 21, 2012

Next month on Oct. 5 the Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater in New York City will premiere "Year of the Rabbit" a ballet set to music by Sufjan Stevens and choreographed by Justin Peck. More

Sufjan Stevens Might be Working on a New Christmas Album

Official Details Scant, But Hints are Dropped

Sep 14, 2012

What more could we want for Christmas than a new Sufjan Stevens Christmas album? As Pitchfork points out, Stevens has hinted that there might be a new seasonal release coming from him, so our Christmas wish may be answered this year. More

Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Sufjan Stevens, and Others Contribute Items to Charity Auction

Proceeds Will Go Toward Medical Costs for Infant With Heart Defect

Apr 04, 2012

A charity auction is currently under way, and several musicians have donated rare items and collectibles to be sold off. The money will go to help Asa Adams, a child born last December with a congenital heart defect. Asa has had three heart surgeries, and though his prognosis is good his parents are now faced with the inevitable cost of these life-saving procedures. More

Mar 07, 2012

Sufjan Stevens has gone collaboration happy. (Not that we’re going to fault him for it!) On the heels of yesterday’s auto-tuned delight comes news that Stevens has put together a Record Store Day offering with pal Rosie ThomasMore

Listen: s/s/s – “Museum Day”

Beak & Claw EP Due Ou t3/20

Mar 06, 2012

As previously reported, Sufjan Stevens has joined up with Serengeti and Son Lux for the s-happy project, s/s/s. (Google hits? We don’t need no stinking Google hits!) Today, the trip released “Museum Day” from their forthcoming EP, Beak & ClawMore

Feb 27, 2012

Sufjan Stevens has revealed that he has joined beatmaker Son Lux and rapper Serengeti for a new collaborative project called s / s / s.  More

Nov 28, 2011

The Roots' new album undun is a concept album about a man called Redford Stephens—a name inspired by a short instrumental piece on Sufjan Stevens’ Michigan album. More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Sufjan Stevens to Perform a Live Documentary Soundtrack

October 30 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Sep 15, 2011

Sufjan Stevens—who made our favorite album of 2010—is stepping away from his electro-pop persona for a new project. We have the details.  More

Watch: Sufjan Stevens Dance Rehearsal

How Suf Got His Groove Back

Jul 29, 2011

As anyone who has ever seen Sufjan Stevens live can attest, homeboy’s got moves! We have a behind-the-scenes video.  More

Jul 07, 2011

Today, “Get Real, Get Right,” an anthemic cut from Sufjan Stevens' 2010 album The Age of Adz, got an equally ambitious stop-motion video.  More

Jun 23, 2011

On August 2 and 3, Best of 2010 cover artist Sufjan Stevens is performing two final “Age of Adz” shows before hanging up his glow tape forever.  More

Listen: Sufjan Stevens: “Get Real, Get Right”

Single Off 2010’s Album The Age of Adz

Jun 22, 2011

Sufjan Steven's last year release, The Age of Adz, was inspired by the film MAKE filmed in 2009 before the creation of the album. 

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Sufjan Stevens Composes Music For Documentary

Film Features Age Of Adz Inspiration

Apr 29, 2011

Recently, Sufjan Stevens contributed music to MAKE, a documentary about outsider artists that includes Royal Robertson—an artist that inspired Stevens to make 2010 album, The Age of Adz. More

Video Of Sufjan Stevens At The Sydney Opera House

Video Of Sufjan Stevens At The Sydney Opera House

Feb 15, 2011

Recently, Sufjan Stevens went down under to rock Australians at the iconic Sydney Opera House. We have the video.  More

Buy Our Current Issue to Access the Digital Sampler Featuring Sufjan Stevens, of Montreal, and more

Includes Exclusive Unreleased Tracks by Rose Elinor Dougall, Motorifik, and Club 8

Jan 14, 2011

Every issue of Under the Radar includes a free digital sampler that can be accessed via the download code printed in the issue. Our Year-End issue's sampler (which is sponsored by Shure) includes exclusive unreleased tracks by MotorifikRose Elinor Dougall, and Club 8, as well as songs by of MontrealPlants and AnimalsThe Radio Dept., Tame ImpalaWild NothingSufjan StevensTwin ShadowLost in the TreesBeach HouseAvi Buffalo, and Owen Pallett. We have the details.  More

New Sufjan Stevens Documentary

No Plans For a Release Date

Jan 06, 2011

Sufjan Stevens, (who graces the cover of our year-end issue) is the subject of new documentary, Crooked River. We have the details and trailer.  More

Sufjan Stevens and The National Play Christmas Tunes

“Silent Night”/ “Barcarola”

Dec 21, 2010

In a recent BBC 6 MixThe National brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner unleashed a bit of Christmas cheer in the form of two unreleased tracks by their pal, Sufjan Stevens. More

Dec 20, 2010

Under the Radar's writers re-listened to many of 2010's notable albums, debated, and then each submitted a list of their Top 20 albums of the year. Those lists were all combined and tallied up to form Under the Radar's master Top 50 albums of 2010. More

Under the Radar Announces Year End Issue and Sufjan Stevens Cover

Featuring: Top 50 Albums and Songs of 2010; Artist Surveys; and Interviews with Florence and the Machine, The Roots, Janelle Monáe, Brian Eno, and much more

Dec 06, 2010

Under the Radar's Year End Issue is about to hit stands. Sufjan Stevens graces the cover. The issue also includes interviews with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Avi Bufflo, Beach House, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Brian Eno, Florence and the Machine, Hot Chip, Janelle Monáe, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Sleigh Bells, The Roots, Mark Ronson, Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer, and others. More

Red Hot Donates 1 million to AIDS Related Charities

From Last Year's Dark Was The Night

Dec 01, 2010

Last year, Dark Was the Night compilation grouped together high profile indie artists (including Sufjan StevensDirty ProjectorsThe NationalArcade Fire and Yeasayer among others) to raise money for AIDS research. Today, on World AIDS Day, the project was declared a success, as over one million dollars was donated to AIDS charities.  More

Sufjan Stevens Releases “Too Much” Music Video

Dancing Like No One’s Looking

Nov 22, 2010

As if his Jimmy Fallon spot wasn’t enough, today Sufjan Stevens released a video for “Too Much.” We have the clip.  More

Nov 22, 2010

The twitchy synth-pop single "Too Much" was Sufjan Stevens' excellent song choice as his solo network TV bow on Friday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We have the video.  More

Oct 25, 2010

Saturday, October 23rd, Sufjan Stevens, performed at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. We sent Under the Radar photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern down to cover the action. Check out the full gallery. More

Sufjan Stevens Goes to the Ballet

Project Based On Osso’s Re-Imagining of Steven’s Enjoy Your Rabbit

Oct 12, 2010

Today, Sufjan Stevens’ anticipated full-length The Age Of Adz is released. However, there’s a quieter Stevens-related project in the works. The New York City Choreographic Institute’s Justin Peck has created a ballet based on Run Rabbit Run Osso quartet’s re-imagining of Stevens’ electronic album, Enjoy Your Rabbit. More

Stream New Sufjan Stevens Album

NPR Has It in Advance of October 12 Release Date

Sep 27, 2010

Certainly one of 2010's most anticipated albums, Sufjan Stevens' The Age of Adz, his first full-length collection of all original songs since 2005's magnum opus Illinois, is now streaming on NPR's website. More

Sufjan Stevens Releases New Song, “Too Much”

Second Track Released From Forthcoming The Age of Adz Album

Sep 09, 2010

Here's another preview from Sufjan Stevens' very anticipated new LP, The Age of Adz (pronounced "odds"), which streets October 12 via Asthmatic Kitty. This week we've got the album's second track under the microscope. It's six minutes long and called "Too Much." We have the stream/download. More

Sufjan Stevens Releases New Single, “I Walked”

Stream/download the First Track from The Age of Adz Now

Aug 27, 2010

Only a week after unveiling All Delighted People EP, Sufjan Stevens shook indie-folk fans to their very cores yesterday. The big news? A brand-new LP, entitled The Age of Adz. (Pre-order here.) That 11-song long-player streets October 12 via Asthmatic Kitty. Today you can stream or download The Age of Adz's fourth track, "I Walked." We have the stream. More

Sufjan Stevens Announces New LP

Showcases "an Obsession with Cosmic Fantasies (Space, Heaven, Aliens, Love)"

Aug 26, 2010

The good news just keeps coming out of the Sufjan Stevens camp this month. Last week we had the surprise digital release of the All Delighted People EP and today comes information about a brand new album. The Age of Adz will street October 12 via Asthmatic Kitty. (A press releases notes that "Adz" is pronounced "odds.") More

Sufjan Stevens Releases New All Delighted People EP Right Now

Available Now Digitally for a Mere $5 Via Sufjan's Bandcamp Site

Aug 20, 2010

Sufjan Stevens has digitally released a lengthy new EP, available for download right now. We have a stream and the details. More

Sufjan Stevens Reveals North American Trek

A New Album May Be Close to Completion?

Aug 09, 2010

Starting in October, orchestral indie-folk singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens will embark on his first large-theater North American trek in many, many moons. Stevens and his label, Asthmatic Kitty, scheduled the unexpected tour. We have the dates. More

New Sufjan Stevens Album in the Works?

The National’s Bryce Dessner Says Yes

Jun 11, 2010

You might want to sit down before reading this. In the mid-00s, Sufjan Stevens released Illinois, a breathtaking album of near-perfect orchestral pop. Five years, one Christmas album, one b-sides collection, and a soundtrack later, he's doing it again. More

May 14, 2010

Last night, The National brought "Afraid of Everyone," a cut off recently released album, High Violet, to The Late Show With David Letterman. The solid musicality and enjoyable performance wasn't a surprise. The presence of notoriously late-night shy Sufjan Stevens, however, was. We have the video. More

Sufjan Stevens Hits the Road With The BQE

String Quartet Osso Will Be Providing the Soundtrack

Oct 28, 2009

Busy man Sufjan Stevens is hitting the road with a celebration of life on the road. For four nights, he'll be joining Enjoy Your Rabbit-loving string quartet Osso to introduce his film, an ode to the joys of commuting, The BQE. More

Sufjan Stevens Previews “The BQE” With Video Excerpt

The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway's Never Looked This Good

Sep 10, 2009

As we reported in July, Sufjan Stevens' The BQE multimedia set will be much more than a typical CD/DVD release. The multimedia set is set to include audio of the 2007 song suite, a Super Teenage Hooper Heroes comic book, a View-Master reel and a DVD brimming with dusty footage of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from Stevens himself. The Asthmatic Kitty release is coming October 20th via Rough Trade and you can pre-order the package here. More

Pop Montreal 2009 Announces New Acts

Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, Japandroids and More Just Added with Hundreds to Come

Aug 18, 2009

Pop Montreal 2009 has announced another slew of artists including Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, Japandroids, Jay Reatard, and more. Stay tuned for the hundreds of acts still up their sleeves. More

Sufjan Stevens Tours!

The Tour, Like a Certain Geographically Themed Musical Project, Won’t Be Visiting All 50 States.

Aug 10, 2009

As reported by Asthmatic Kitty, Sufjan Stevens will be blessing North America with a brief tour…well, part of it anyway. We have details and dates. More

Sufjan Stevens Set To Release “BQE” DVD/CD Set

Comic Book and Viewmaster Reel Included!

Jul 21, 2009

In October of 2007, Sufjan Stevens revealed The BQE, a film and orchestral meditation on New York City's very ugly and very congested Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The artsy soiree, replete with five hula hoopers, strings, woodwinds, horns, and Steven's homemade footage debuted at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival. On October 20th, Asthmatic Kitty Records will release The BQE (October 19th on Rough Trade in the U.K.). More

All Tomorrow’s Parties NYC Announces New Acts: Sufjan Stevens, Super Furry Animals, and more

Crystal Castles, Oneida, and others added to Flaming Lips Co-curated Festival

Jul 10, 2009

All Tomorrow's Parties New York, as co-curated by The Flaming Lips, has announced new acts for the 2009 Saturday and Sunday lineups, including Sufjan Stevens and Super Furry Animals. More

Jul 09, 2009

Sorry, there's no news on Sufjan Steven’s perpetually on-hiatus 50 states project. However, on October 6th, Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty imprint will release Osso Quartet’s debut albuma re-imagining of Steven’s sophomore album, an ode to the Chinese Zodiac called Enjoy Your Rabbit. The new album, now titled Run Rabbit Run, will feature original artwork from artist Jessica Dessner. More


Interviews

Throwback Thursday: Sufjan Stevens Interview from 2005

Stevens on Illinois and the 50 States Project

Jul 10, 2014

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2005 article on Sufjan Stevens. Read on as Stevens discusses his acclaimed 2005 album Illinois, the seemingly since abandoned 50 states project, his relationship to the press, and his discomfort with all the attention he was receiving at the time. More


Reviews

Carrie & Lowell Live

Carrie & Lowell Live

Asthmatic Kitty

May 30, 2017

Sufjan Stevens' unpredictability in concert follows from an eclectic artistic spirit, one so regularly forged and informed by the voices of personal history. He's as prone to folding into a pocket of quiet acoustic soul searching as he is to opening up the floodgates of orchestral and electronic embellishment that transcends a room.  More

Illinois (Special 10th Anniversary Blue Marvel Edition)

Illinois (Special 10th Anniversary Blue Marvel Edition)

Asthmatic Kitty

Apr 18, 2016

Ten years have passed since Sufjan Stevens released Illinois, a concept album rooted in themes surrounding the U.S. state of the same name, supposedly his second instalment in a series of such records that would explore each state. More

Carrie & Lowell

Carrie & Lowell

Asthmatic Kitty

Mar 27, 2015

There's a common phrase placed on art: "a meditation on death," which makes both the art and the act of grieving and realization of mortality seem like a gentle breeze. More

Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas Vols. 6-10

Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas Vols. 6-10

Asthmatic Kitty

Dec 11, 2012

Five long years stretched between proper Sufjan Stevens albums, from 2005's breakout Illinois to 2010's heartbreaking The Age of Adz, but for those who believe that he is anything but prolific, Asthmatic Kitty presents the second compilation of Stevens' Christmas EPs. Stevens somehow found time each year to explore the tensions between the garish commercialism and tradition and religious core of Christmas. More

Sufjan Stevens at the Henry Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA

December 4th, 2012

Dec 07, 2012

When you’re attending a show lovingly dubbed “Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant on Ice,” you know what you’re getting yourself into.  More

The BQE CD/DVD

The BQE CD/DVD

Asthmatic Kitty

Dec 10, 2009

For those who are hoping The BQE represents the long-awaited next installment in Sufjan Stevens' slow trek across the U. S. of A, look elsewhere. For those who are hoping to get some of Stevens' trademark Americana lyrics and witty storytelling, you, too, are barking up the wrong tree. More

Sufjan Stevens at Bowery Ballroom, New York, New York

October 5th, 2009

Oct 21, 2009

Instead of waiting in the wings for the lights to go down on the stage of New York's Bowery Ballroom, Sufjan Stevens, after sound-checking his own equipment, nonchalantly picked up his banjo and began to strum the first chords of "The Mistress Witch From McClure." Dressed in a jersey T-shirt and jeans with a camouflage baseball cap tucked in his back pocket, this shy boy from Michigan is still modest, despite his four consecutive New York shows that sold out instantly. More

All Tomorrow’s Parties NYC 2009 Day 2, Kutshers Country Club, Monticello, NY

September 12th, 2009

Sep 22, 2009

Kurt Cobain once remarked caustically that he would only wear a tie-dyed t-shirt if it were made with "the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia." Perhaps he was rolling over in his grave when Sufjan Stevens and his band opened the main stage of ATP day 2 decked out in oversized tie-dyes. Delivering a set comprised of 2004's Seven Swans from start to finish, Stevens announced that, "this is a set for your hangovers." More