> Sufjan Stevens, My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden on New Clogs LP

When he’s not crafting epic indie rock in the National, Bryce Dessner teams up with Australian composer Padma Newsome to record hushed, intimate chamber-folk in the ensemble Clogs.

On March 2, Clogs will release their fifth album, the Newsome-composed song cycle The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton, via Brassland. My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden sings on six of the album’s 10 songs, and Sufjan Stevens and National singer Matt Berninger contribute one guest vocal each. The Sufjan-affiliated string quartet Osso also contribute.

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Clogs: “On the Edge [ft. Shara Worden]”

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> Sufjan Stevens talks about music for an upcoming album

Well, I’m trying a lot of new material on this tour and they’re kind of long-form songs—meandering, works in progress, but I’m hoping that they’ll eventually find themselves on an album.

Sufjan Steven gives an interview at vishkhanna.com where he talks about writing new music for an upcoming album.

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