Enigmatic indie rock legend Sufjan Stevens returns today with yet another holiday-themed track. At almost 13 minutes, â€śChristmas Unicornâ€ť takes Stevens on quite a ride. The track starts out pretty minimalistic with Sufjan singing of Christmasâ€™ true history and cultural place, but, by minute nine, it somehow turns into a cover of Joy Divisionâ€™s â€śLove Will Tear Us Apart.â€ť
The track is set to appear on volume ten of Sufjanâ€™s ongoing Songs for Christmas EP series. Stevensâ€™ own label, Asthmatic Kitty, will release a massive box set, entitled Silver & Gold, of volumes six through ten next month. Listen to the new track below and pick up the set November 14.