“Take the romantic stings and catchy choruses from the Illinois era, throw in some crazed electronic percussion, melted synths, rapped verses, and autotuned vocals, and stir.“ Beats Per Minute
“Over a head-cracking beat, Geti spits big talk about the past tense (“I was bold when I was 21 in life”) while Sufjan adds the present-day vulnerability with the hook (“If I could figure out what it was all about, I’d work it out”).” Impose Magazine
Sisyphus is the new name for the collaboration between Serengeti, Son Lux, and Sufjan Stevens (formally s/s/s). Their new project under this moniker is a self-titled album 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.
Following on from the original outing of taster track ‘Calm It Down’ from their forthcoming debut album, Sisyphus have unveiled a new lyric video for latest track, the abrasive poppy electronics of ‘Alcohol’. Calling on the public for picture contributions, ‘Alcohol’ premiered on Vogue.com Friday evening and is the definition of their band’s brief for ‘weird, wonderful, wacky’ photos.
Watch the tongue-in-cheek video for ‘Alcohol’ here:
Asthmatic Kitty Records and Joyful Noise Recordings will release Sisyphus’ debut self-titled album on 17th March in the UK and Europe, 18th March in the USA.
And randomly, see Sufjan Stevens declaring his wishes to be rapper Mac Miller, as picked up by Pitchfork the other day.
Watch the lyric video for ‘Calm It Down’:
You can also download the track from here: http://sisyphusmusic.com/