Christmas is coming early for fans of Serengeti, Son Lux, and Sufjan Stevens as they collaborate once again. This time they’re called Sisyphus (they released an EP earlier in the year as s / s/ s). Why the name change? Sufjan says, “s/s/s started to sound like the Nazi Schutzstaffel with a lisp so we had to change it. We wanted a word with three S’s and Sisyphus felt like a capable anti-hero—endless struggle, the human plague, the existential condition.”
They just released this lyric video for track “Calm It Down” which is available for free download at their official website. It sounds great and I seriously can’t wait to hear more. Their debut album is set for release via Asthmatic Kitty Records and Joyful Noise Recordings on March 18, 2014.
SISYPHUS is partly inspired by the art of Jim Hodges, and commissioned by the Walker Art Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series in Minneapolis/Saint Paul.