Sufjan Stevens

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. The Embers – Vagabon

2. On My Own – Alex Greenwald

3. I Don’t Feel So Alive – Gabriella Cohen

4. Pool Party – Julie Jacklin

5. Motion Sickness – Phoebe Bridgers

6. Addictions – Lucy Dacus

7. Wrong For You – Molly Burch

8. Cave – Ruby Haunt

9. Make Out in My Car – Sufjan Version – Moses Sumney, Sufjan Stevens

10. Drinking Song – Haley Heynderickx

11. One Of These Days – Bedouine

12. Wool in the Wash – Crying

13. Geyser – Mitski

14. Columbia River – Lomelda

15. SIck – Peaer

16. Crane Your Neck – Lady Lamb

17. Strange Darling – Miya Folick

18. She Won’t Go Away – Faye Webster

19. If After All – Common Holly

20. Golden – Becca Mancari

Listen to Sufjan Stevens perform on “Live From Here”

Sufjan Stevens was the guest on the newest episode of “Live From Here.” He performed “Tonya Harding, ““Heirloom,” and his songs from Call Me By Your Name, “Visions of Gideon” and “Mystery of Love.” He also performed a hymn he said he sung growing up in the United Methodist Church. He said, “I was struck by it as a kid because it’s actually really dark and gloomy.” Listen to the performance, at the 13:00, 53:00, 1:43:30, and 1:54:45 marks.

Sufjan Stevens shares new “Life with Dignity” bideo

Sufjan Stevens has released a new video for the Helado Negro-remixed track “Life with Dignity.” Watch it through Apple Music. The video follows three cancer patients, Theresa, Roland, and Justin as they battle the disease. The song is featured on Stevens’ new mixtape The Greatest Gift, and is remixed from his Carrie & Lowell song “Death With Dignity.”

Sufjan Stevens directs new stop-motion video for “The Greatest Gift”

Sufjan Stevens has directed a stop-motion video for the title track from his new mixtape, “The Greatest Gift”. The clip stars a cast of religious figures and joyful stock-photo people, all made from cutouts of photos and illustrations. They are placed with reassuring maxims in printed text saying things like “Give generously to all without finding fault” and “Donkeys can be very useful in an emergency.” Watch it below. The Greatest Gift—Outtakes, Remixes, & Demos from Carrie & Lowell is the companion piece to Sufjan’s Carrie and Lowell and is streaming at NPR ahead of its release tomorrow.

Listen to Sufjan Stevens’ new song “Wallowa Lake Monster”

Sufjan Stevens will release The Greatest Gift Mixtape — Outtakes, Remixes, & Demos from Carrie & Lowell on November 24th, a companion piece to his album Carrie & Lowell. He has shared the latest song from the piece, “Wallowa Lake Monster,” which makes several references to “Dungeons & Dragons.” Hear it below.

Justin Vernon confirms comeback of Bon Iver

At one period of time, the future of Bon Iver was bland after an extensive world tour following the band.s self-titled sophomore album when frontman, Justin Vernon, expressed some disinterest in furthering with the project. He later went back from the comments, and in July, he will bring back the band to headline the first Eaux Claires Music Festival, for which he was a curator as well. In a recent interview promoting the upcoming festival. Vernon revealed that the performance will not be a one-off for the band but the beginning of the band’s third cycle.

Vernon explained to Minneapolis’ KARE 11: “It’s the perfect platform for us to be like, this is how we’re starting this new cycle, new life of the band. It makes so much sense to start it here.” Watch the full interview here.

Eaux Claires will take place July 17th – 18th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Vernon’s hometown. Beside Bon Iver, the lineup includes The National, Sufjan Stevens, The Tallest Man on Earth, and more.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Teenage Talk – St. Vincent

2. I’ll Believe In Anything – Wolf Parade

3. Choices – The Hoosiers

4. Home – Jack Savoretti

5. Should Have Known Better – Sufjan Stevens

6. No Room In Frame – Death Cab for Cutie

7. Love Is To Die – Warpaint

8. For You – Angus & Julia Stone

9. 4th Time Around – Oren Lavie

10. Line of Fire – Junip

11. The Soul Serene – Villagers

12. How Can I – Laura Marling

13. Tears of Joy – Slow Club

14. Be Gentle With Me – The Boy Least Likey To

15. Cherry Tulips – Headlights

16. Oh Mandy – The Spinto Band

17. Walk In The Park – OH NO OH MY

18. In The Beginning – The Stills

19. Wrong Choice – The Lovely Feathers

20. Battles On – The Ghost is Dancing