First Listen: Sufjan Stevens, Neil Young, and more on NPR

If you’re finding Monday just a bit too much to deal with, then here’s a few things from our friends at NPR Music that will help you out.  Or, if, like me, you’re trying to dig out from moving back to America, finishing a dissertation, letting your beloved website slide, etc… well, here’s a little something to get you back in the swing of things.

Available until Oct. 12th, you can hear the new Sufjan Stevens album The Age of Adz here.

Or check out Neil Young’s Le Noise, available until Oct. 5th: here.

And while you’re at it, don’t forget Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest (avail. until Sept. 28th), and The Corin Tucker Band’s 1,000 Years (avail. until Oct. 5th).

New Sufjan Stevens EP – All Delighted People

Last Friday, Sufjan Stevens released a new EP – All Delighted People – over at bandcamp.  Here’s how they describe it:

All Delighted People is built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad “All Delighted People,” a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s “Sounds of Silence.” Sounds delightful, yes! The song was originally workshopped on Sufjan’s previous tour in the fall of 2009. Other songs on the EP include the 17-minute guitar jam-for-single-mothers “Djohariah,” and the gothic piano ballad “The Owl and the Tanager,” a live-show mainstay (and Debbie Downer if you ask us; what’s it doing on a “Delighted” EP?).

Raise Your Hands!

You can hear the EP, and download a track after the jump.  After that, check out the bandcamp page:

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