PLANETARIUM SUFJAN STEVENS, NICO MUHLY, BRYCE DESSNER AND JAMES MCALISTER TO PERFORM TONIGHT ON
“THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”

“NEPTUNE” VIDEO DEBUTS TODAY

ALBUM OUT NOW ON 4AD

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister will perform “Mercury,” taken from their new collaborative album Planetarium, on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” tonight.

Furthermore, the video for “Neptune,” the latest from the album, premieres today—watch it here. Planetarium is out now on 4AD.

Stevens, Muhly, Dessner and McAlister are in the midst of a limited run of special dates, accompanied onstage by strings and brass. Following a concert at the Philharmonie de Paris, the band will play July 18 in New York at Celebrate Brooklyn!, July 20 in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and July 21 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA.

The album continues to receive critical acclaim:

“These pieces embrace so many disparate musical languages that at first they seem not to quite gel. But the more you hear Mr. Stevens’s beautifully shaped vocal lines morph into electronic dreamscapes, pounding dance beats and monumental orchestral figures, the clearer it becomes that the interplay of these musicians’ styles—and the sheer audacity of the juxtapositions, with their confluences and stark oppositions—gives Planetarium a peculiarly satisfying coherence that keeps pulling you back into its orbit.” –The Wall Street Journal

“A far-flung opus that jetpacks from piano balladry, to Auto-Tuned fantasias, to bizzaro EDM, with Stevens wailing about an entire constellation of Roman and Greek gods, from which the planets got their names, throughout.”— Pitchfork

“Ambitious and immense” –Salon

“For all four musicians involved, Planetarium marks an unequivocal highlight of their careers.” —The Week


Planetarium, the first collaboration from the four musicians, unites Stevens’ vocals, McAlister’s beats, Dessner’s guitar performance, and Muhly’s instrumental compositions in a far-reaching musical journey: from lush piano ballads to rock anthems, classical cadenzas to electronic beats with Stevens’ distinctive vocals providing a center of gravity. The album revolves around the ideas Stevens’ lyrics explore: mythology, astrology, science, astronomy and the intricacies of human consciousness.

For more information, please contact Krista Williams, Reid Kutrow or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

PLANETARIUM
1. Neptune
2. Jupiter
3. Halley’s Comet
4. Venus
5. Uranus
6. Mars
7. Black Energy
8. Sun
9. Tides
10. Moon
11. Pluto
12. Kuiper Belt
13. Black Hole
14. Saturn
15. In the Beginning
16. Earth
17. Mercury


PLANETARIUM LIVE

July 18 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Celebrate Brooklyn! – Prospect Park
July 20 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Hollywood Forever Cemetery
July 21 /// Oakland, CA /// Fox Theater