Listen to Sufjan Stevens’ ‘America’ B-side, the ten-minute epic ‘My Rajneesh’

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Sufjan
Stevens
has shared ‘My Rajneesh’, the B-side to last
week’s 12-minute
comeback single ‘America
‘.

The new track, clocking in at 10 and a half minutes to rival its
A-side, is about the Rajneesh cult movement founded by Indian
mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. The sect of Hinduism attracted
controversy when they founded a utopian community in the US state
of Oregon, which they militaristically patrolled. In 1984, members
of the cult launched the largest bio-attack in US history,
poisoning hundreds in their local community with Salmonella.

Stevens’ song will not appear on his forthcoming album, ‘The
Ascension’, which is set to be released on September 25 via
Asthmatic Kitty. ‘My Rajneesh’ and ‘America’ will appear on
a 12-inch single to be released on July 31, with pre-orders open
here.

Listen to ‘My Rajneesh’ below:

In a
four-star track review
,NME said ‘America’ was as
“complex as its namesakeâ€.

“‘America’ acknowledges the wounds and flaws in whoever
(or whatever) it is addressed to, but holds them tenderly; there is
a sense that, though history may have a tendency to repeat itself,
it does not have to.â€

‘The Ascension’ follows the March release of ‘Aporia’,
Stevens’ collaborative release with his stepfather Lowell
Brams.

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Sufjan
Stevens has shared ‘My Rajneesh’, the B-side to last
week’s 12-minute
comeback single ‘America‘.
Read More:
Sufjan Stevens’ 12-minute epic comeback track ‘America’ is as
complex as its namesake
The new track, clocking in at 10 and a half minutes to rival its
A-side, is about the Rajneesh cult movement founded by Indian
mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. The sect of Hinduism attracted
controversy when they founded a utopian community in the US state
of Oregon, which they militaristically patrolled. In 1984, members
of the cult launched the largest bio-attack in US history,
poisoning hundreds in their local community with Salmonella.
Stevens’ song will not appear on his forthcoming album, ‘The
Ascension’, which is set to be released on September 25 via
Asthmatic Kitty. ‘My Rajneesh’ and ‘America’ will appear on
a 12-inch single to be released on July 31, with pre-orders open
here.
Listen to ‘My Rajneesh’ below:

In a
four-star track review,NME said ‘America’ was as
“complex as its namesakeâ€.
“‘America’ acknowledges the wounds and flaws in whoever
(or whatever) it is addressed to, but holds them tenderly; there is
a sense that, though history may have a tendency to repeat itself,
it does not have to.â€

‘The Ascension’ follows the March release of ‘Aporia’,
Stevens’ collaborative release with his stepfather Lowell
Brams.
The post
Listen to Sufjan Stevens’ ‘America’ B-side, the ten-minute
epic ‘My Rajneesh’ appeared first on NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries,
Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM.

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