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

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

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.

What did you think?
 28  1  1  4
Lost River Soundtrack-min

Johnny Jewel, mastermind behind Chromatics and Glass Candy, has shared a new instrumental track called “Shell Game”…


English producer SBTRKT has always been good at fan service. When he’s not releasing albums or…

Jamie xx

The week’s singles, reviewed

death grips powers that b
Favorite Albums

The Powers That B may never be fully understood, but the pursuit of unattainable knowledge is its own reward.

torres sprinter-min

Torres has shared the powerful title track to her sure-to-be-breakthrough sophomore album, Sprinter. It’s no surprise…

jamie xx in colour

Plus, the tracklist, album art and release date for his solo debut, In Colour.

Favorite Albums

For the first time in his cabaret of a career, Sufjan Stevens has nowhere to hide.


Fck everything that doesn’t make you happy. That’s the premise of our monthly dance party…

run the jewels

Powerful stuff.