Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, And Serengeti Reunite, Rename Themselves Sisyphus


Early last year, indie luminary Sufjan Stevens, composer Son Lux, and rapper Serengeti teamed up to release a four-song EP under the moniker s / s / s. A new song and information concerning a full-length from the three surfaced today, but they’ve now added a few more letters to their name and made it pronounceable.

Now operating as Sisyphus, the three will be releasing an album of the same name in the new year. As relayed by the Walker Art Center, the release was co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series to soundtrack an exhibit by visual artist John Hodges.

The album will see an initial limited release on February 14, when the exhibit opens. The exhibit will run through May 11. The album will be available exclusively through the Walker Shop until March 18. On March 18, almost a year to the day after the release of the Beak and Claws EP, the album will be given a wider release on Joyful Noise Recordings and Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty.

In an interview with Dan Johnson, Stevens went into more detail about the project, including the name change (“S/S/S started to sound like the Nazi Schutzstaffel with a lisp, so we had to change it. Eff those Nazis.”), the expansion from an EP to a full-length, the three musicians relation to each other, and more.

Tyler Hanan

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