Posted in music | tour dates on April 4, 2011

Sufjan
Seven Swans

"In 2004, Sounds Familyre released Sufjan Stevens' Seven Swans. And [last week], micro-label On Joyful Wings released Sevens Swans Reimagined. They've gathered quite the cabal of artists who have managed to dive into the Seven Swans material and fish from it some intriguing interpretations of the 2004 record. Appearances include Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Unwed Sailor, Inlets, and the David Crowder Band, but also our own Half-handed Cloud, Shannon Stephens, and DM Stith. It's quite good!

Profits from the album benefit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure breast cancer foundation." - Asthmatic Kitty

Sevens Swans Reimagined contributor DM Stith will be touring Europe with Sufjan Stevens himself in late April and May And Sufjan, who last played headlining shows in NYC as part of his November tour, has a NYC show coming up too! He will headline the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn on August 2nd! Tickets to the Celebrate Brooklyn benefit go on sale Friday at noon.

Stream Sevens Swans Reimagined in full below....

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Comments (90)

Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens? Brooklyn really has becoming a haven for pussies from the midwest.

Nice beard. Now go back home.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:57 AM

OVER....RATED!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:01 PM

Yeah, they fit right in with the overwhelming mass of puss!es and d-bags who are native to Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:03 PM

How about LCD Soundsystem reunion show at Prospect Park this year?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:05 PM

Sufjan Stevens > Winning

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:05 PM

note that the date is August 2nd, not August 12th as I wrote when the post first went live.

Posted by brooklynvegan | April 4, 2011 12:07 PM

Aug.12 > Aug. 2.....F--k Brooklyn on a Tuesday night!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:10 PM

I hope he lays off that Age of Adz stuff. I just couldn't get into it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:12 PM

11:57 = pussy from midwest
uh, and if you weren't born here you ARE a pussy from the midwest, Sheila

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:13 PM

12:13 = bearded

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:22 PM

all i keep hearing is "best show i've ever seen in my life". from different people, different times. im in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:25 PM

Any info about the presale on Thursday?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:26 PM

11:57 = 12:22 = pussy
total

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:29 PM

I want to see everyone's birth certificate to prove you're not from the midwest. If you have nothing to hide, you should be willing to show it. However, if you refuse to show it you obviously have something to hide (just like Obama).

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:35 PM

Havent loved a Sufjan album since Seven Swans. That album was freaking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:42 PM

12:35
damn skippy

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:44 PM

I totally agree with the 1st comment. With Andrew Bird and Sufjan announced, Celebrate BK is gearing up to be a snooze.

Does anybody know when the full summer schedule at Pros PK, including the Free shows will be announced?

Central Pk Summerstage schedule?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:45 PM

SufYAWN

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:49 PM

So far the only central park summerstage event I see is the James Blake show with Gwar opening.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:52 PM

"So far the only central park summerstage event I see is the James Blake show with Gwar opening."

Katy Perry is also on the bill

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:58 PM

more like menu

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:00 PM

He may look the opposite but Sufjan is not the type of person to fuck with in a dark alley.

Y'all recognize...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:01 PM

every year there are more filler than not, but there is always one or two KILLER shows. be happy with those.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:05 PM

Dinosaur Jr. playing "BUG" @ T5 on June 23rd!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:15 PM

12:58 That's a typo. It's Kickball Katy opening.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:26 PM

Bug is not one of Dino Jr.'s best.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:32 PM

Dino Jr.'s Green Mind would have killed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:37 PM

link to Dinosaur Jr. announcement? that's awesome if it's true!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:40 PM

12:25, yes it's true. A lot of people may not know about the live show. I didn't know what to expect, and wasn't an obsessed fan before. But that show completely blew my mind like no other, ever. The moment it starts you enter a whole captivating world of sound and sight, pure dark sci-fi imagination. It's quite a daring risk this guy took to do something completely new and unexpected, and it worked. You can't help but smile and have fun as well.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:49 PM

Bug is awesome. Yeah We Know! Freak Scene! C'mon - this is gonna be AWESOME!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:56 PM

On Sale Fri 4/8 at 12:00PM

Dinosaur Jr. performing Bug in its entirety
Henry Rollins Interviews Dinosaur Jr. Live
special guest Fucked Up and Off!

Venue:
Terminal 5
Date:
Sat 4/23
Notes:
all ages
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
$30 advance / $35 day of show

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:59 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:21 PM

the bearded gentrifiers from the midwest really just need to get out to de-gentrify NYC and bring it back to the edgy city it once was.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:25 PM

Nothing a good crime wave wouldn't cure

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:30 PM

J. Mascis interviews are always informative an entertaining.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:37 PM

^ informative and entertaining and HILARIOUSLY awkward. love that man.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:38 PM

..fierce

Will Sufjan finally come out now ?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:44 PM

Retire sufjan retire

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:03 PM

I think it's really funny that people in Brooklyn hate mid-westerners. Especially given that most of these "real Brooklyners" prob came from Long Island or Jersey, or upstate somewhere else.

I wish we could get a head count of all of the haters and compare it to the people born in Brooklyn, NY. Not including NY state, LI or NJ.

I think that this would settle it once and for all.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:06 PM

^ true, as if any of you pussies would have step foot in some of your pussy neighborhoods 15 years ago. This should all be settled at the Bowl.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:13 PM

Real Brooklynites don't post on BV, everyone knows that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:36 PM

3:13 - stop trying to be me. Only I can be me correctly. Be yourself. You pussy ass pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:42 PM

"Real Brooklynites don't post on BV, everyone knows that."

Pretty much. That should settle it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:55 PM

you guys have lived up to your reputation as the most childish comments posters around. It usually takes 2-3 posts before absolute nonsense is spilled. Rare is a comment on point or evocative.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:00 PM

^ Where have you been, 4:00? You're just realizing this now?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:15 PM

3:42 - whoa, who are you kidding? I am me. You aren't. You know what I'm talking about.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:17 PM

I've been with Abe Frohawk. Sorry!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:17 PM

I agree with 2:25 and 2:30.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:25 PM

Stevens is a real artist. not right for this blog of sarcasm

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 5:12 PM

agreed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 5:26 PM

"Retire sufjan retire"

Funny enough, that's gonna be the title of his new and final DVD. Commentary will be included however, no BV twats will be interviewed nor will there be any songs dedicated to them from Happy Suffie himself. Sorry, fellows...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 5:30 PM

5:30 is a pussy!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 6:14 PM

6:14 is a pussy

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 8:16 PM

For us to live any other way was nuts. To us, those goody-good people who worked shitty jobs for bum paychecks, who took the subway to work every day and worried about their bills, were dead. They were suckers. They had no balls. If we wanted something, we just took it. If anyone complained twice, they got hit so bad they never complained again. It was routine. You didn't even think about it.

Posted by Henry | April 4, 2011 8:36 PM

Below him was the multitudinous river, and, where the rock had parted it around him, big-grained vapor rose. The mini-molecules of water left in the wake of his line made momentary loops of gossamer, disappearing so rapidly in the rising big-grained vapor that they had to be retained in memory to be visualized as loops. The spray emanating from him was finer-grained still and enclosed him in a halo of himself. The halo of himself was always there and always disappearing, as if he were candlelight flickering about three inches from himself. The images of himself and his line kept disappearing into the rising vapors of the river, which continually circles to the tops of the cliffs where, after becoming a wreath in the wind, they became rays of the sun.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 8:46 PM

i like sufjan, but seriously - seven swans is a CHRISTIAN ROCK ALBUM. its terrrrible.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 9:31 PM

Christian Rock is good

Posted by Mel | April 4, 2011 9:32 PM

I dont get the Sufjan Stevens appeal

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:52 PM

he's too twee. makes me want rub dirt all over my body.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 4:57 AM

What does all of this have to do with hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 7:27 AM

Got a pair through the presale!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:27 AM

^ FTW

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 10:39 AM

just got my ticket!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:28 AM

Sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:35 AM

no they're not

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:37 AM

^ WORD?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 11:48 AM

Don't believe anything on BV (comments).

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:00 PM

the truth: there's a fan presale going on right now. it's not sold out.

you need a password though

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:26 PM

^ PASSWORD?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:31 PM

The password is: have fun paying $15 in fees on Ticketmaster!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:36 PM

The PW rhymes with "air lume"

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:40 PM

12:36: Yeah, but no spaces in between. it's all one word.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:54 PM

^ WORD!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 12:58 PM

Heirloom

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 3:25 PM

^ DUH

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 3:40 PM

I like you, DUH guy~

Posted by Deano Bravo | April 6, 2011 3:51 PM

I like you too. Lick my chili dog?

Posted by DUH GUY | April 6, 2011 3:56 PM

Anyone have the password(s) for today's presale? Celebrate Brooklyn or AEG?

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 8:43 AM

Ditto. Anyone willing to share the password for today's presale?

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 9:51 AM

Password for presale: Happysuffie

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 10:09 AM

The AEG/Livenation presale password is the same as the previously discussed password.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 12:01 PM

thanks - i just got mine. same password as previously discussed.
ticketmaster sucks as usual with fees.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 12:05 PM

Fees for eTix were like $3 per ticket plus $4.50 shipping. How bad was Ticketmaster?

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 12:07 PM

two $35 tickets came out to a total of 97, so $13 extra per ticket. I missed the etix boat.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 12:09 PM

So Happysuffie isn't working...anyone else having success with anything else?

Posted by Hayley | April 7, 2011 4:23 PM

heirloom is the word

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 4:36 PM

^ DUH

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 6:07 PM

presale code = WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 6:15 PM

Hayley, I am interested in your tumbling but you lack posts about Sufjan Stevens. Please post about him more.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2011 6:28 PM

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