Sufjan Stevens's continues to upload rare demos from his hard drive, as he released a 7-minute early version of "Impossible Soul," which you can stream in the replies. This demo eventually grew into the final part of the 25-minute final version.
Sufjan Stevens will release a new Christmas box set next month. Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas, will include 58 songs spread across five EPs, and will comprise entries 6-10 in his years-running Songs For Christmas series.
Last night in London, The National were joined on stage by Sufjan Stevens and Nico Muhly for "Afraid Of Everyone" and "Terrible Love". Head to the replies for some fan footage of the concert and collaboration.
Bandcamp has begun rolling out some changes to their service, notably changing how free downloads work, and implementing "power-ups" for bands who sell their music and merch through the site. All the details are here. In other news, major props to them for helping Sufjan Stevens' new EP debut at #48 on the Billboard 200 with over 10,000 copies sold in three days last month.
Forgive Durden have just posted their cover of Sufjan Stevens' "Sister Winter" on their blog, but they've allowed us to make it available as a free download. Grab it on their AP.net Profile (bottom right corner).