Chopped and Scrooged: Sufjan Stevens’ Christmas rap mixtape

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Tuesday 18 December 2012

If you were thinking that Sufjan Steven’s couldn’t evolve and expand his musical styling’s any more, you were wrong. Grabbing our attention with his beautifully simple folk chord progressions and lusciously mellow vocals before turning into an arrangement junkie with an electronic vibe, Stevens has just dropped a rap mixtape. Rap. Rap!!!

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Headz In Da Cloudz: the first public performance by Danielson

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 21 December 2010

Ok, so Danielson maybe hard-core religious, awfully self-righteous, somewhat deluded (Sufjan Stevens was his drummer for a while), and a bit of a nutter (he often performs dressed up as a tree), but damn, this song is just fine.

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Thao with the Get Down Stay Down

Ari Stein Reader Find

By Ari Stein in New Music on Wednesday 26 March 2008

Like a breath of fresh air, Thao Nguyen is a totally independent voice from San Francisco. With a dash of Modest Mouse, a splash of Feist and an eye for the quirkier side of life.

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