Savages intensify their beef against Sufjan Stevens
publish date: 2016-07-06
Savages singer Jehnny Beth has revealed that Sufjan Stevens is barred from her Beats 1 radio show because he insulted the typeface of the band’s album sleeve.watch video:
In 2013, Stevens said on his Tumblr that he didn’t like the italics used in the artwork of Savages’ debut album ‘Silence Yourself’. He wrote: “The very cool Savages have allowed a very uncool typographical blunder on their LP cover. Who the fraggle designed this?”
Stevens clarified he was a fan of Savages’ music, saying: “I will never forgive your awkward italics, but I will forever sing your anthems to my children’s children.”
Despite Stevens’ admiration for Savages’ music, that wasn’t enough to appease Beth three year later. On her Beats 1 show yesterday (July 5), Beth rejected a listener’s request to play the 25-minute track ‘Impossible Soul’ from Stevens’ 2010 album ‘The Age Of Adz’.
Beth said: it “wouldn’t make sense” to play a 25-minute song on the radio, but then admitted she wouldn’t want to play any of Stevens’ music. She said: “I remember when my first record with Savages came out; he wrote quite a funny blog post about how much he hated our album cover. He went into quite extensive detail – the font, everything. It was cute, especially as I was looking at his own album covers. Hmm. I must say, I wasn’t really very impressed.”
Stevens starts a six-date tour for his ‘Carrie And Lowell’ album on July 15, while Savages start a 14-date US tour the day before, playing Reading And Leeds, End Of The Road and Electric Picnic in support of their italics-free album ‘Adore Life’.
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