[Another] New Sufjan Song!

Today, Pitchfork reviewed and released an exclusive new track from Sufjan’s upcoming The Avalanche release, a mix of Illinois outtakes and rarities. Check it out:

[MP3] Sufjan StevensDear Mr. Supercomputer (via Pitchfork)
One of the earliest and most common criticism to come against Illinois was the “it all sounds the same” attack. I don’t necessarily agree with that (I mean…even if it does all sound the same, it’s all still pure genius), but here’s a track that sounds almost nothing like anything on Illinois, yet it still manages to approach brilliance. That’s it…I’m now just about convinced that this man will be the next George Martin (in terms of orchestration).

If you’ve been counting (you know I have), that makes four songs that have been released from The Avalanche. If you’re a little slow, here are the other three:

[MP3] Sufjan StevensAdlai Stevenson
[MP3] Sufjan StevensThe Henney Buggy Band (via Stereogum)
[MP3] Sufjan StevensThe Avalanche

Jesus…four great songs already! I’ve got this weird feeling….that The Avalanche just might top many year end lists (including mine?)… I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous April 28, 2006 at 3:39 pm

adali stevenson is going to be a different version on the album i think


Anonymous May 3, 2006 at 12:39 am

Wow! I’m an avid Sufjan fan, and have heard just about all the outtakes and unreleased rarities, some good, many great, but this track blew me away. Personally, I think you can really hear the Stereolab influence he has sometimes referred to in interviews. Great stuff!


Anonymous May 9, 2006 at 1:45 am

hurry to stereogum! now we have FIVE tracks!


Anonymous May 20, 2006 at 1:14 pm

Hey just so you guys know, the entire album is up for download:



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