NEWS: Sufjan interview over at Pitchfork
...No new album any time soon. He needs to take some time off to stop writing because he is getting sick of his sound.
...He seems to struggle with his feelings about The Avalance album coming out this Summer that features Illinois outtakes. He says they are songs that he didn't feel were good enough for Illinois, that they needed to be reworked, that he wouldn't tour behind the album because it isn't that good, etc. etc. The writer even jokes that he is showing NO enthusiasm for the record but he insists that he likes it and it is really for closure on everything from Illinois.
...Sufjan supports downloading! That is nice. He says he can get by with what he makes and selling all those records won't inhibit him.
...He is currently very into birds following the track NPR asked him to do, Lord God Bird.