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Sufjan Stevens

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Petoskey MI, United States (1999 – present)

Sufjan Stevens (pronounced “SOOF-yahn”; born July 1, 1975) is an American musician, , and from Petoskey, Michigan. He is known for his lyrically focused and instrumentally rich songs that often relate to faith and family. He has enjoyed wide critical success in the United States. He is considered part of the revival through , but his influences are very broad, including , the of Vince Guaraldi, and the academic minimalism of Steve Reich and Philip Glass.

Though Stevens had announced plans to make an album for each of the 50 U.S. states, beginning the series with the albums ‘Michigan’ (2003) and Come On Feel The Illinoise!’ (2005, officially named just ‘Illinois’), he has since then somewhat retracted the statement. “Sufjan Stevens is not going to write a record for each of the 50 states after all” was the original text included on the online liner notes for ‘Mews Too: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation’ , a disc released on February 7, 2006. This statement was possibly included as a joke, as the text has since been removed and the current liner notes related to Sufjan Stevens reads: “Sufjan Stevens can fold a fitted-sheet (he once worked as a professional folder in a commercial Laundromat).”

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Stevens was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in the city of Petoskey in that same state. He attended Hope College on the west coast of Michigan.

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  • Indie-Addy

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/f886uktldoll6rw/Outtakes+%26+Rarities.rar

    Yesterday 10:17pm Reply
  • Indie-Addy

    http://fuckyeahsufjanstevens.tumblr.com/tagged/extra

    Yesterday 10:14pm Reply
  • shineslikegold

    if anybody is selling a ticket at face value or slightly more to either sufjan date in LA at the dorothy chandler pavilion, i know someone who may be interested, let me know, thanks!

    Yesterday 6:32am Reply
  • hotwheels47125

    The newest album feels like he felt forced to stick to folk sounds. I like the new album, a lot, for how magnificent the writing is, and the music is stripped down, but wonderful. I just hope Suf is gonna bless with more of his Impossible Souls, and All Delighted Peoples. "Carrie & Lowell" Sufjan seems like he's really depressed, and I want to see (hear) him thriving!

    22 May 10:17pm Reply
  • Harry_01

    I swear I always have tears in my eyes when I listen to Carrie & Lowell. So heartbreaking but so beautiful.

    18 May 8:11pm Reply
  • jakamarra

    January 17th 2008 The Forum, Melbourne...January 31st 2011 Arts Centre, Melbourne...May 24th 2015 Sydney Opera House... Every time you come to Australia I'll be there.

    18 May 9:05am Reply
  • candysneer

    Extremely good...!!

    18 May 4:46am Reply
  • shreal

    "Sufjan Stevens (pronounced “SOOF-yahn”, or “SOO-buh-roo”)" -- LOL

    18 May 12:54am Reply
  • blue_elliss

    хороший парень

    15 May 12:26pm Reply
  • Cheyodos

    Became a fan off his new album, look forward to get into his older albums.

    14 May 2:17am Reply
  • bkelleher

    I saw him last night. Played the entire new album along with several of his hits from older albums (Seven Swans, Michigan, Illinoise, Age of Adz). It was such a brilliant performance I'm just so happy I finally was able to see him. :D

    13 May 8:46pm Reply
  • Berrieworld

    I guess it's hardly possible to expose yourself so naked & vulnerable as Sufjan Stevens does on Carrie & Lowell. Such beautiful music & lyrics for all of us - let's hope it heals his wounds. 'Fourth of July' broke my heart...

    11 May 10:39pm Reply
  • SouptheHoop

    Happy mother days sufjan *puts on album*

    11 May 3:08am Reply
  • whitesharkies

    saw him last night, i think i was baptized

    11 May 12:19am Reply
  • Funky-Shit-

    still in love with Carrie & Lowell <3

    10 May 11:11pm Reply
  • srtmeyrink

    Love him

    9 May 12:01am Reply
  • Chaaarlie_

    Oh Sufjan you beautiful human being.

    8 May 7:09pm Reply
  • Phoeee

    Probably to fit it on a single LP or to prevent as much inner groove distortion as possible

    8 May 1:15pm Reply
  • loftnettle

    Does anyone know why the track order of C&L is slightly different on the vinyl? Very strange.

    8 May 1:09am Reply
  • iiMittens

    Upset that I just started listening to him now.

    8 May 12:50am Reply
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