1. Sufjan Stevens

    Sufjan Stevens

    7 Albums, 2 Songs

    • Silver & Gold
    • Songs For Christmas
    • Songs for Christmas
    • The Age of Adz
    • The Avalanche: Outtakes & Extras from the Illinois Album
    • Illinoise
    • All Delighted People
  2. Cooperative Music Lures Spunk Records From EMI

    February 21, 2012 12:41 PM EST Australian hipster label Spunk has left the EMI stable to strike a worldwide deal with Cooperative Music. Through a global licensing arrangement unveiled this week, Sydney-based Spunk will be worked through Cooperative's label management and ...

  3. #indierock: St. Vincent Goes Twitter-Happy for 'Strange Mercy'

    September 09, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the Fourth of July, Annie Clark, who performs under the name St. Vincent , retweeted a nugget of wisdom from fellow indie mainstay John Darnielle of the band Mountain Goats . "On your deathbed, you will not say: 'I wish I'd spent m ...

  4. Barack Obama Turns 50: 7 Birthday Songs Not By the Beatles

    August 04, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since you have proven that you're not living under a rock (no WiFi down there), you must be aware it's President Barack Obama's birthday. The big 5-0! Supporters threw a huge party-slash-fundraiser in Chicago Wednesday night (Aug. 3) ...

  5. Billboard Bits: Taylor Momsen Still 'Gossip Girl' Series Regular, Kanye West Buys More Fatburger Restaurants

    November 23, 2010 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Momsen Still 'Gossip Girl' Regular While her ventures into music and questionable off-screen behavior put Taylor Momsen on an indefinite hiatus from &quo ...

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Far*East Movement, Lil Wayne, Suzanne Vega

    October 21, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 With numerous laudable achievements on an array of Billboard charts this week, keeping track of the most notable feats requires a bit of organization. Chart Beat presents, then, an easy A-to-Z guide of the week in Billboard surveys. (Permission is s ...

  7. Lil Wayne's 'Human Being' Leaps 16-1 on Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two weeks after Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 exclusively from download sales, its CD release pushes it to No. 1 in its third chart week. The set moves from No. 16 to No. 1 with 125,000 sold ...

  8. Discs Drive Lil Wayne's 'Human' 16-1 on Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 exclusively from download sales, its CD release pushes it to No. 1 in its third chart week, selling 125,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Da ...

  9. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears' Romantic Getaway, Usher Added to VMAs

    August 26, 2010 6:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Takes Romantic Hawaiian Getaway Taking a break from the studio and taping "Glee," Britney Spears enjoyed a romantic vacation in Hawaii with boyfr ...

  10. Chart Moves: Eminem, Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne, Elvis Presley

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Eminem: The artist's "Recovery" spends an unexpected seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift 'Mine' Preview, Shyne Negotiates with Cash Money

    August 20, 2010 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Sneak Peek of Taylor Swift's "Mine" Video A sneak peek of Taylor Swift 's "Mine" video hit the internet today via CMT. Photos from the shoot ...

  12. Billboard Bits: Queen Latifah Photos Reignite Gay Rumors

    August 09, 2010 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Queen Latifah Photos Reignite Gay Rumors New photos of Queen Latifah spending time with fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins have reopened questions regarding the actress/sin ...

  13. DeWyze, Bowersox Talk Inspirations For Their Debut Album

    May 28, 2010 7:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" Lee DeWyze offered up some hints as to the direction of this first major label album Friday, saying he's most recently been inspired by the Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews and Sufjan Stevens. "I really dig [Kings of ...

  14. DeWyze, Bowersox Reflect On "Idol," Reveal Album Details

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" Lee DeWyze offered up some hints as to the direction of this first major label album Friday, saying he's most recently been inspired by the Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews and Sufjan Stevens. "I really dig [Kings o ...

  15. Flaming Lips Lock In ATP New York Lineup

    August 07, 2009 11:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a new album on the horizon, everyone's favorite Oklahoma band the Flaming Lips has also fulfilled its role as curator for the U.S. editions of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held September 11-13 in Monticello, New York. Ba ...

  16. St. Vincent's Annie Clark Acts Out For Second Album

    April 22, 2009 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Annie Clark always gravitated toward taking on other personas. Since her 2006 debut, "Marry Me," she recorded under the name St. Vincent. So it's fitting that her follow-up album, which will be released May 5 on 4AD, is called "A ...

  17. Indie Stars Unite For AIDS Benefit Album

    December 15, 2008 12:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in independent music have banded together to record exclusive songs for "Dark Was the Night," a double-disc album whose proceeds will benefit the Red Hot organization's work with AIDS research. In the works s ...

  18. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to ...

  19. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel c ...

  20. Luke Temple

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm trying to take the guy with the guitar and put him in a new suit," the Brooklyn-based songwriter says. It'd be an understatement to say Luke Temple is just another dude strumming on New York's stages. His pop-based folk ...

  21. Byrne, Feist, Sufjan Join 'Red Hot' Compilation

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Byrne backed by the Dirty Projectors, Feist with Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Sufjan Stevens, the Decemberists, Grizzly Bear and Sharon Jones ... David Byrne backed by the Dirty Projectors, Feist with Death Cab For Cutie's Ben ...

  22. Davies, Sufjan Star At Tibet House Benefit

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ray Davies, Sufjan Stevens and Band Of Horses stole the show at the 2008 Tibet House benefit concert, held last night (Feb. 13) at New York's Carnegie Hall. Ray Davies, Sufjan Stevens and Band Of Horses stole the show at the 2008 Tibet House be ...

  23. Feist's 'The Reminder' Wins 2007 Shortlist Prize

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Feist's "The Reminder" (Cherry Tree/Interscope) has won the 2007 Shortlist Prize, which recognizes albums released between January and November 2007 that have yet to be certified gold by the Recording Feist's "The Reminder&q ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Tibet House, Gigantour, Thomas/Take 6

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The lineup has begun taking shape for the 2008 Tibet House benefit concert, to be held Feb. 13 at New York's Carnegie Hall. The lineup has begun taking shape for the 2008 Tibet House benefit concert, to be held Feb. 13 at New York's Carneg ...

  25. Wilco, Arcade Fire Among Nominees For Shortlist Prize

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fifty-four albums were announced today (Dec. 21) as the nominees for the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize, which will be handed out early next year. The prize recognizes albums released between January and Fifty-four albums were announced today (Dec. 21) ...

  26. Indie Stars Unplug For Bookeaters Benefit

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a handful of indie stars took the stage for the Revenge of the Bookeaters benefit. It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) ...

  27. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to ...

  28. Vedder, Sonic Youth, Tweedy Do Dylan For Soundtrack

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan-themed film "I'm Not There," due Oct. 30 via Columbia. A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' ...

  29. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel c ...

  30. Cat Power Wins 2007 Shortlist Music Prize

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cat Power's "The Greatest" has been named the winner of the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize. The album beat out nine other releases from finalists such as Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat P Cat Power's "The Greate ...

  31. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5 makes a grand re-entrance with a smash Hot 100 hit and a new album, Ozzy Osbourne gets down the business with his first new release since 2001, Erasure returns to synth-pop and Fiction Plane The second Beggars Banquet album from New York in ...

  32. Shortlist Music Prize Finalists Announced

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Shortlist Music Prize has listed its 10 finalists for its 2007 award. Those who made the cut from a total of 61 nominations are the Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat Power, Girl Tal The Shortlist Music Prize has listed its 10 fina ...

  33. Shortlist Announces Finalists

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Price has listed its 10 finalists for its 2007 award. Those who made the cut from a total of 61 nominations are the Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat Power, Girl Talk, Hot Chip, Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor, Spa ...

  34. Shortlist Prize Returns; Sufjan, Coyne Help Choose

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After a year's hiatus, the Shortlist Music Prize is returning this year to recognize noteworthy 2006 albums that have not yet sold 500,000 units in the United States. After a year's hiatus, the Shortlist Music Prize is returning this year ...

  35. The National Unveiling New Album In May

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York indie rock act the National has set a May 22 release for its second Beggars Banquet album, "Boxer." The set is the follow-up to 2005's critically acclaimed "Alligator." New York indie rock act the National has set a ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Neko Case, Clash Compilation, mtvU

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neko Case is gearing up to hit the road later in March for a headlining solo tour. The singer/songwriter will kick off with a trio of dates at Park West in Chicago beginning March 28 and will tour thr Neko Case is gearing up to hit the road later in ...

  37. Band Of Horses, J Dilla Reap PLUG Awards

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Band Of Horses and the late J Dilla were awarded the highest accolades at the PLUG 2007 Independent Music Awards Show on Saturday (Feb. 10) at New York's Irving Plaza. Band Of Horses and the late J Dilla were awarded the highest accolades at th ...

  38. Bjork, Prince Lead Joni Mitchell Tribute Disc

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis Costello are among the artists who have recorded covers for "A Tribute to Joni Mitchell," due in the spring via Nonesuch. The 12-track set also boasts contributio Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis ...

  39. Sanctuary Puts Rough Trade On The Block

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary currently owns a 49% stake in Geoff Travis' Rough Trade, which is the label home to the Strokes, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire, among others. Stock in Sanctuary Group sank 30% to 63.4p after the ailing ...

  40. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z bursts back into the game with a star-studded comeback album, The Beatles are reborn thanks to their original producer, Il Divo aims for further crossover success and Snoop Dogg and the late Tup A three-disc set of mostly unreleased music from ...

  41. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured ...

  42. Stevens Salutes Christmas With Boxed Set

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the midst of a prolific release schedule, Sufjan Stevens managed to spend one week almost every year to record an EP of Christmas songs as a gift for family and friends. In the midst of a prolific release schedule, Sufjan Stevens managed to spend ...

  43. Sufjan Thanks Teacher, Byrne Goes Country At NYC Benefit

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musicians like David Byrne and Sufjan Stevens shared the stage with literary celebs like Sarah Vowell and Jon Stewart last night (Aug. 23) at the first Revenge of the Book Eaters charity event, held a Musicians like David Byrne and Sufjan Stevens sh ...

  44. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Severe throat pain suffered by Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno scotches the band's hometown appearance in Sacramento, Calif. Doctors order the singer _ who at one point is unable to sp 2005 - Not even the Man of Stee ...

  45. Rockers, Comics, Authors Team For Reading Benefits

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Aimee Mann and Mark Kozelek are among the artists who will perform as part of the six-date Revenge of the Book Eaters tour, which will r David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Death Cab For ...

  46. Bombs Away

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens has culled 21 pieces of music originally recorded during sessions for his 2005 album, "Illinois," for the new release "The Avalanche." Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens has culled 21 pieces of musi ...

  47. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thom Yorke reveals his first album without the backing of Radiohead, DJ Cut Chemist does the same minus longtime collaborators Cut Chemist and Sufjan Stevens offers an alternate glimpse at his acclaim The major-label debut from rapper Rhymefest, &qu ...

  48. Sufjan Stevens Debuting New Tunes On Tour

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sufjan Stevens will showcase half-a-dozen new songs on a fall tour, which will play primarily seated venues such as Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, New York's Town Hall and Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. Sufjan Stevens will showcase half ...

  49. The Hush Sound

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Don't let their name fool you. The Hush Sound is anything but demure. Recently, the Chicago-based band raised some eyebrows when Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz posed nude with a strategically placed Don't let their name fool you. The Hush ...

  50. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Red Hot Chili Peppers double the musical pleasure for the first time in their career, Gnarls Barkley catches fire with "Crazy," Paul Simon looks to the future with Brian Eno and Snow Patrol tries The second solo album from pop vocalist ...

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