Monday, November 14, 2016

Song of the Day # 1,030 Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens is one of those strangely modern artists we should feel for grateful for. Pursuing a strange, individual vision. Joanna Newsom, John Grant, Regina Spektor, Frank Ocean, Courtney Barnett, Eleanor Friedberger, (of whom more shortly), are other names to mention here. Informed by different pasts but very much creating in the here and now. This comes from an album eleven years back where he briefly seemed intent on creating a set of albums each focused on a different American state. He seems to have given up on that particular venture and who can blame him! Any song named The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get us deserves some attention. The track itself lives up to its billing.

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