November 13, 2012 VIDEO ⁄  SUFJAN CLAUS


Hey you, with the played-out Christmas playlist. You can chill – Sufjan Stevens is crushing it in the seasonal stakes, providing not just this creepy video with axe-wielding Santa, weird clown and goth in-laws, but a whole box set to soundtrack your Yule. ‘Silver and Gold‘, which has been evolving tantalisingly on his blog since July, is a 60-track winter wonderland.

Seems like Sufjan wants you to buy it for family and friends, which is sweet, but totally retarded.As well as over three hours of music (Christmas lunch, through catatonic nap – sorted), covering the canon of jolly jams and featuring little helpers from the National, Arcade Fire etc., the box set is filled with elfin cool stuff, including ‘Hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic design (by Sufjan Stevens, drug-free since 1975)’.