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

Due Out March 18 via Asthmatic Kitty and Joyful Noise

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After releasing Beak & Claw as s/s/s last year, Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti, and Son Lux have announced a new album Sisyphus. The self-titled album will be released March 18 via Asthmatic Kitty and Joyful Noise.

“s/s/s started to sound like the Nazi Schutzstaffel with a lisp so we had to change it,” says Stevens of the name change. “We wanted a word with three S’s and Sisyphus felt like a capable anti-hero—endless struggle, the human plague, the existential condition. We are all working towards nothing. Also, the apparent futility of this collaboration—a black rapper from Chicago, a white singer-songwriter from Detroit, and an arty producer with cool glasses, though I dunno where Ryan’s from, Cleveland? We have so little in common but we have deep love for each other and we are pushing that stone together.

As for the possibility of celebrity guests? Stevens goes on to note, “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.”

Take a listen to the band’s first single below.



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