Posted in music | streams on December 11, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Paradise

You may remember that former Cryptacize singer Nedelle Torrisi has a new project called Paradise whose debut 7" was just released. The b-side of that single is "Psychic Returns" and we've got the premiere of a delicate piano version of that song, which you can stream below. We're also giving away a copy of the 7" which comes in some elaborate packaging, including nine 7"x7" photos. Details on how to enter are below as well.

Paradise doesn't have any upcoming shows, because she's busy being part of Sufjan Stevens' current "Christmas Sing-a-Long" holiday tour whose sleigh pulls into NYC next week for shows at Bowery Ballroom on December 21 and 22 (tickets go on sale 12/19). She recently dished about preparations for the tour with Interview:

GILMORE: How are rehearsals going?

TORRISI: It's funny. You're playing drums, and I'm suddenly a keyboardist! But I'm terrible. I have to practice three times more than everyone else. I'll be like, "We wish you Merry Christmas!" and then I'm lost!

GILMORE: You're playing that song?

TORRISI: Half the set is Sufjan original Christmas songs, and then half the set is just normal ones that everyone knows. Those are going to be sing-alongs with the audience. It's pretty embarrassing when you can't get through "Jingle Bells" on keyboard. That's my challenge, is learning how to become a piano player.

Paradise song stream and contest details, below...

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Paradise - "Psychic Returns"

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For a chance at winning a copy of the Paradise 7": either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "PARADISE" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "PARADISE". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!
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Comments (13)

Sufjan tickets are "still available" in the sense that they don't go on sale until next week?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 11:56 AM

Is anyone planning on going to these shows?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 12:09 PM

I do. Except I wish he would have called it a Holiday Sing-a-long for all the non-gentiles that will be in attendance.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 12:21 PM

Nedelle > Sufjan!

both are obviously awesome, but she hits my hearttttttt like crazy. this song is glorious!

Posted by Ross | December 11, 2012 12:24 PM

why u so mad bb?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 12:47 PM

Nedelle > silence > Grimes > Sufjan

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 12:59 PM

Saw the sing-along in Tucson. Good fun. All the holiday music you will need for the year. They killed it on O Holy Night!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 1:43 PM

"It's pretty embarrassing when you can't get through "Jingle Bells" on keyboard."

Well, it's a good thing you were chosen for this gig based entirely on your looks, then.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:13 PM

^ MEOW! You go, girlfriend.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 4:36 PM

@4:13 she mainly sings with him you bozo. dont be jelly cuz you dont have the looks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 8:05 PM

So wonderful!

It's too bad this site allows anonymous comments, because imbeciles like 4:13 can lurk in their pathetic cowardice. Such heights of stupidity make my eyeballs vomit.

Posted by Simon | December 12, 2012 4:22 PM

she has such a genius vibe. and her upcoming album is going to rock so much. just wait and see.

Posted by Anonymouse | December 13, 2012 2:48 AM

good stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2012 4:04 AM

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