Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens talks to NYMag about the final show on the Age Of Adz Tour and how Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Michael Jackson are somewhat of a mantra for his stage presence and dance moves.

My heart is throbbing and I am hurting thinking about how I am not going to be in NY on August 2nd or 3rd to see this final show. Age Of Adz is too good.

“What would Beyonce do?”

A documentary film by Kaleo La Belle (52min/unreleased)
with Marzuki and Sufjan Stevens

In 2006 a filmmaker named Kaleo La Belle took a road trip from New York to Michigan with his childhood pal, Sufjan Stevens. Kaleo documented this trip of Sufjan and his brother (who is, yes, named “Marzuki”), as they ventured to reconnect with their father,  whom they hadn’t seen in years.

Want to know what happens next? So do I. Unfortunately, we may never know. The movie has remained unreleased until this very day. All we have this kind-of-trailer and wishful thinking that Kaleo La Belle gives us the full scope on this short-film, along with some-more Sufjan-eye-candy-footage.

55 Songs Worth Obsessing Over From 2010

Listed below are my top 55 songs, all released in 2010, that throughout the year I couldn’t and still can’t get enough of. These 55 songs will still be on constant rotation for me as I enter 2011. Sure some of these tracks are remixes and covers, but they are just that good that they made my list.

55 SONGS WORTH OBSESSING OVER FROM 2010:

Das Racist - ‘All Tan Everything’ (feat. Jay-Z)
Surfer Blood - 'Anchorage’
Breakbot - 'Baby I’m Yours’ (feat. Irfane)
Suckers - 'Before Your Birthday Ends’
Ra Ra Riot - 'Boy’
Twin Shadow - 'Castles In The Snow’
MGMT - 'Congratulations’
LCD Soundsystem - 'Dance Yrself Clean’
Florence + The Machine (Yeasayer Remix) - 'Dog Days Are Over’
Chromeo - 'Don’t Walk Away’
Freelance Whales - 'Enzymes’
The Black Keys - 'Everlasting Light’
Gayngs - 'Faded High’
Electric Sunset - 'Future Dream’
Summer Camp - 'Ghost Train’
Jónsi - 'Go Do’
Cults - 'Go Outside’
Millionyoung - 'Hammock’
Robyn - 'Hang With Me’
Deerhunter - 'He Would Have Laughed’
Blackbird Blackbird - 'Heartbeat’
Rusko  (Sub-Focus Remix) - 'Hold On’(feat. Amber Coffman)
Miami Horror - 'Holidays’
Hot Chip - 'I Feel Better’
Sufjan Stevens - 'I Walked’
Toro Y Moi - 'Imprint After’
Jonquil - 'It Never Rains’
Emil & Friends - 'Josephine’
Bonobo -'Kiara’
B.o.B - 'The Kids’ (feat. Janelle Monae)
Geographer - 'Kites’
Lemonade - 'Lifted’
Eminem - 'Love The Way You Lie’ (feat. Rihanna)
Yeasayer - 'Madder Red’
Mayer Hawthorne - 'Make Her Mine’
Tennis - 'Marathon’
Cee-Lo Green (Paul Epworth Remix) - 'No One’s Gonna Love You’
Yeasayer - 'ONE’
Tanlines - 'Real Life’
Grimes - 'Rosa’
Broken Bells - 'Sailing To Nowhere’
The Sea Of Cortez - 'The Shores’
Big Boi - 'Shutterbug’ (feat. Cutty)
Apparatjik - 'Snow Crystals’
Arcade Fire - 'Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)’
Delorean - 'Stay Close’
Gorillaz - 'Stylo’ (feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def)
Cali Swag District - 'Teach Me How To Dougie’
Foals (Starkey Remix) - 'This Orient’
Sufjan Stevens - 'Too Much’
The Ruby Suns - 'Two Humans’
Javelin - 'Vibrationz’
Arcade Fire - 'We Used To Wait’
The Superimposers - 'Where Do You Go?’
Maps & Atlases - 'Will’

Click the links below to download the 55 tracks listed above. Enjoy!

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What song did you obsess over most in 2010 ?

Sufjan Stevens - ‘I Walked’
This is one of those songs that no matter how much you love it and how much you want to sing along - the average person just can’t pull it off. I guess that is part of what makes it special. Don’t believe me - you trying hitting the notes at 2:11-2:13. I love this song so much … it is intense, emotional, electronically impulsive and beautiful.

Sufjan Stevens - ‘Chicago’ (Multiple Personality Disorder version) appears on the album Avalanche

I was in love with the place

In my mind, In my mind

I made a lot of mistakes

In my mind, In my mind