April 10, 2011

seven swans reimagined

Seven Swans Reimagined is a whole album of excellent Sufjan covers from indie artists including Joshua James, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and a band called Unwed Sailor that I once saw in Nashville (and bought their tshirt for an unwed sailor I know, as marketing). All profits benefit breast cancer research, also a worthy cause we can support. Go check it out and donate $10 for some beautiful tunes. That doleful cello is so rich on Joshua’s version:

[thanks Jodie!]


  • BTW, Unwed Sailor, is among others, Jonathan Ford, formerly of Pedro the Lion and Seldom. Their first album (Faithful Anchor) in particular is really good instrumental indie rock.

    The Joshua James track is tops. I really like it.

    Adrian — April 10, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

  • Interestingly, Unwed Sailor is set to tour with Owl City. Not a pairing I would have expected.

    They are doing more covers of ‘Seven Swans’ as Denison Witmer is recording ‘Abraham’ this week!

    Bart Wang — April 13, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

  • denison witmer?! a-MAZ-ing. i had read about how it was left off the album and they were working on recording it but i didn’t know with whom. that is excellent news. i am sitting here listening to his new album tonight.

    browneheather — April 13, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

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