Well, if you were not a fan of Sufjan Stevens’ turn on Age Of Adz, then you should probably just turn away and go out the way you came. But, if you in any way enjoyed Sufjan Stevens’ experiments with trashy beats and auto-tune, then get ready to fall in love. Record Store Day will bring a split 7″ of Sufjan Stevens and Rosie Thomas, titled Hit & Run Vol. 1, and the Rosie Thomas side (which is basically a collaboration with Sufjan), “Where Were You?” is available for stream below. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for the Sufjan side of the release, appropriately titled “Here I Am!” Seriously, I’m loving this track.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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