The age of Sufjan

After an extended period of silence, Sufjan fans have had numerous reasons to celebrate this year (what with the EP, full-length, and subsequent tour), and 2011 is looking good, too.

I love The Age of Adz, don’t get me wrong, but I think my favorite album still has to be Seven Swans in all its erratic splendor, and this March the blog On Joyful Wings is slated to release a tribute album. And, well… with 15 different artists contributing a song each, the redux may just get even more colorful and unpredictable.

Seven Swans (tint added for effect)

Seven Swans Reimagined Track List:
1. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “All The Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands”
2. The Gregory Brothers – “The Dress Looks Nice on You”
3. Derek Webb – “In the Devil’s Territory”
4 Joshua James – “To Be Alone With You”
5. Damion Suomi – “Abraham”
6. Unwed Sailor – “Sister”
7. Wakey!Wakey! – “Size Too Small”
8. Elin Smith – “We Won’t Need Legs to Stand”
9. DM Stith – “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
10. Half-Handed Cloud – “He Woke Me Up Again”
11. Carl Hauck – “Seven Swans”
12. David Crowder Band – “The Transfiguration”
13. Jason Harrod – “I Went Dancing With My Sister” (B-side)
14. Shannon Stephens – “Waste of What Your Kids Won’t Have” (B-side)
15. Inlets- “Borderline” (B-side)

Ok, ok. So technically this little project isn’t exactly coming from the heart and mind of Sufjan himself, but it should still be worth a listen. Oh yeah, and did I mention it’s for a good cause? All the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. March 22nd. Mark your calendars.


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