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11 Jun 2010 11:24


Music: Thank the Lord. Sufjan Stevens is finally working on his next album

  • We’ve played on some of the tracks and been listening to some of the stuff as he’s been working on it. … It’s going to be incredible. It’s going to probably blow people’s minds.
  • The National’s Bryce Dessner • Revealing that Sufjan Stevens finally got off his butt and decided to start recording that new album, a whole five years after “Illinois” (and a whole year after we scolded him for keeping fans waiting). It’s not like he’s been quiet, though. He still runs his Asthmatic Kitty label, he’s done Christmas music, he released his “The BQE” art project last year, and he’s been a little too frank in interviews. No word on whether this will be another “state” album. source

19 May 2010 20:40


Music: The National looking hot, but can’t get out of Justin Bieber’s shadow

  • good The National, everyone’s favorite indie band, got up to No. 3 on the Billboard charts with “High Violet.”
  • bad It was one of the lowest-selling weeks for the Billboard, ever, and Justin Bieber still beat them. source

12 May 2010 22:02


23 Apr 2010 10:57


Music: Protip: The National’s new “High Violet” streaming free this weekend

This, of course, is only for fans of anthemic indie rock sung by dudes with really low voices. In other words, everybody. (Right?) source