Check Out: Sufjan Stevens – “Casimir Pulaski Day” (demo version)

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Happy Casimir Pulaski Day! Celebrate with Sufjan Stevens by streaming the minimalistic early take on the song that introduced non-Illinoisans to the fact that this was a real holiday, posted to his tumblr today. With slightly different lyrics and way fewer absurd instruments (just a simple but familiar banjo riff that pauses at times, as if Sufjan were thinking about all the horns he was going to put in there), it’ll almost give you the same feeling you got when you heard the finished version on Illinoisfor the first time. At the very least, it’s always cool to hear the place where your favorite songs came from. Check it out.

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