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Sufjan Stevens | Mercury
with Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister

theguardian.com
Music of the spheres: the interstellar bromance of Planetarium
Nico Muhly brought the trombones, Bryce Dessner the guitars, and Sufjan Stevens the ‘finely-shaped buttocks’ – and the result was a concept album about outer space via Ancient Greece. The trio discuss their voyage into the stars
By Laura Barton

Another Planetarium interview with Sufjan, Nico, and Bryce.

They also had to address Stevens’ penchant for abrasive synths. “We would have this elaborate, beautiful thing …” begins Dessner, wistfully.

“Like interlocking patterns …” Muhly continues. “And then you would come in like FFFFFFSCHHHHKWAAAGHHH,” he makes an aggressive squelching sound in Stevens’ direction.

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My favorite boy & girl together on stage doing a Bowie cover. THIS Bowie cover. Hell yes. Not sure if I will ever get over it. This alone was absolutely worth the trip. 

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Sufjan, Nico, Bryce, and James performing “Mercury” on Colbert last night!

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Here’s the official video for “Neptune.”