Check Out: Sufjan Stevens – “The Star Spangled Banner”

Sufjan-Stevens
Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

Are you feeling really American this morning? Are you jazzed about making a difference with your vote yesterday? Are you hopeful that the next four years won’t be more of the same partisan gridlock? Are you super hungover? Whatever your post-election feelings, get pumped up on patriotic spirit with Sufjan Stevens’ cover of our national anthem. He doesn’t quite evoke Hendrix (more of the customary horns ‘n’ strings than guitar alchemy, not to say Sufjan doesn’t break out some abstract wailing) nor is it a version you’d hear at any sports game in the conceivable future, but it’s still gorgeous and inspiring. Whatever your politics, celebrate with Sufjan the fact that we have – and exercised! – the right to elect who we want to lead us. Flags up!

Also peep a new cut from Stevens‘ upcoming Christmas release Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10 – his cover of the seasonal classic “Angels We Have Heard On High.” That record’s out November 13.

What did you think?
 21  5  1  1
PJ+Harvey
Music

For the British gangster drama Peaky Blinders.

Lil-Boosie-Life-After-Deathrow
MP3

Features collabs with Trey Songz, Shy Glizzy and more

She and Him
Music

Not the Cyndi Lauper song you’re probably thinking of.

Chief-Keef-Back-From-The-Dead-2
Music

From the Back From The Dead 2 mixtape, which drops tomorrow (Hallowen)

68bb7a51
Music

Taken place at the Run the Jewels 2 Launch Party

Capture
Music

Samples the song of the same name by Quindon Tarver, from the ’96 Romeo + Juliet soundtrack

500_1414554665_gotti_76
Music

Tha Carter V is supposedly out on Dec. 9th

Baauer-ß-2014-1200x1200
Music

Includes that massive AlunaGeorge collaboration

unnamed-17-608x608
Music

Bigggggg tune