Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Just in case you've been hiding under a rock

I've been listening to a lot of Sufjan Stevens this past week and it dawned on me that not everyone knows who the guy is.

To sum up, he's had one of the biggest sways on the folk genre in the last 10 years... even if simply due to numbers. He released an inordinate 7 records in the span from 2000-2006, added in a few xmas EPs and even undertook a project to write an album about each of the US' 50 states (which so far, he's completed 2).

He's definitely a bit of a strange guy (though I think you have to be to write that much music). He's been recently heard floating around projects like a musical about the NJ turnpike, and a 'symphonic and cinematic' project called the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.

I guess, I just thought you might want to take a listen.

-Roll me over and pick me up