My thoughts on Sufjan Stevens “Silver & Gold” Xmas EPs

Date November 13, 2012

As someone who unapologetically enjoys Christmas music (both religious and secular) and is a huge fan of Sufjan Stevens, I take his Christmas albums very seriously (I’ll point out that my second post on this blog was about Sufjan’s Christmas EPs). Every year around the holidays, I look forward to bringing out Songs For Christmas, [...]

Listen: Sufjan Stevens (via s / s / s and Rosie Thomas) – “Museum Day” and “Where Were You?”

Date March 8, 2012

It’s a great week to be a Sufjan Stevens fan. He has two new tracks out this week, both which continue in the experimental / electronic direction that he’s been exploring since Age of Adz. The first track is “Museum Day”, a collaboration with Anticon label artists Serengeti and Son Lux under the moniker, s [...]

50 Songs Of The Decade (2000 – 2009)

Date August 31, 2011

(photo by dcdead) I released my 50 albums of the decade list two years ago with all intentions to follow it up with a matching songs list. Days turned into weeks and weeks into months. No such list ever materialized and I kindof gave up on the idea. That is until earlier this summer when [...]

Welcome to “Towns and Cities Mix”, Population 16.

Date May 20, 2011

I tend to gravitate towards artists that sing about geography, whether it’s Sufjan Stevens with his states project, The Mountain Goats with their various geographic odes, or The Rural Alberta Advantage’s dedication to their Hometowns. This week Bon Iver released the first track, “Calgary” to his excellent new album Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which triggered [...]

Winter (Or What We Mistake for December)

Date January 14, 2011

Photo taken by the amazing garmonique I’ll be honest with you, this collection of songs was compiled with nothing but mixed emotions and by that I mean I wasn’t able to put my finger on any real understanding of what Winter should feel like. Happy or sad? The undertones of what is otherwise pleasing to [...]

Album Art Lover: Look-Alikes

Date January 6, 2011

One of my best albums I’ve heard so far is Cape Dory, a nautical-obsessed indie pop album by Colorado husband-and-wife duo Tennis. The unique album cover is a near-exact replica of a vintage album cover by Lisa Hartman (the band apparently collects ’70s-’80s female pop artist vinyl just for the cover art). This got me [...]