Sisyphus (Sufjan Stevens, Sun Lux, and Serengeti) - "Calm It Down"

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The multi-genre supergroup of Sufjan Stevens, Sun Lux, and Serengeti teamed up for an EP last year as s / s / s, but now they're back with a new name, news of an upcoming self-titled full-length record, and a new single, "Calm It Down." It's a great song that'll get you psyched from more material, built up on a simple percussive background, with a tight groove anchoring glitchy sounds and some charmingly motivational verses from Serengeti. If you live in Minneapolis / St. Paul, you're in luck - you can pick up the record on February 15 at the Walker Arts Center, accompanying an exhibition by the installation artist Jim Hodges, who apparently served as a great inspiration to the record. For the rest of us, Sufjan's label Asthmatic Kitty will release the album on March 18.