If you asked me to name the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard, there would be a lot of contenders, but this one would certainly be up there. Haunting melodies (courtesy of Karen Peris), cryptic lyrics that hint at familial pain of some sort, topped off with Don Peris’s intricate acoustic guitar work and some incredible harmonies as well. It’s hard not to be moved by music this gorgeous. Check out the original version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izewuu3rX8k The band reworked the song last year. Listen to that version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPbWVCGt_eM… Continued →
Tag: sufjan stevens
January 17, 2020
January 3, 2020
Here’s the thing . . . Sufjan is incredible. Whether or not you like his music, one has to acknowledge the astounding amount of talent the guy has. To me, he is the musical equivalent to the literary Tolkien. What I mean is this: somewhere in the deep recesses of their brains, the creative impetus for all those ideas already existed. For Tolkien it was a myriad of languages, races and lands–each with their own histories and storylines. For Stevens, it’s his complex musical compositions alternately cloaked in folk, electronica, and baroque hues.… Continued →
December 24, 2017
Here is a small selection of originals and covers throughout the years by some of our favorite artists.
November 25, 2017
The Welcome Wagon returns with a strong orchestral folk follow-up to 2012's "Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices".
April 23, 2015
There's no shade being thrown at Sufjan Steven's latest album. Charlie Brown got it right when he said "good grief".
March 30, 2011
For their seventh studio release, Danielson put together their most accessible and most rock and roll record to date.