Indie folk/pop’s Sufjan Stevens (pronounced ‘SOOF-yahn”) released an eight-song, 60-minute EP [yeah, that’s what I said: eight songs, sixty (six-zero) minutes!] for digital download. All Delighted People is available today on iTunes and Amazon, but you can grab it here for $5!
Sufjan’s website describes the EP as “built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad “All Delighted People,” a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s “Sounds of Silence.” Sounds delightful, yes! The song was originally workshopped (oh we hate making workshop a verb, but time is money!) on Sufjan’s previous tour in the fall of 2009. Other songs on the EP include the 17-minute guitar jam-for-single-mothers “Djohariah,” and the gothic piano ballad “The Owl and the Tanager,” a live-show mainstay (and Debbie Downer if you ask us; what’s it doing on a “Delighted” EP?).”
Sufjan will perform at The Paramount Theatre in Oakland on 10/26/2010…
Sujan Stevens – Enchanting Ghost