“Casimir Pulaski Day” by Sufjan Stevens from Come On, Feel the Illinoise, out July 5. This is the best song on the new album (which is technically just called Illinois, but that’s not what it says on the cover).
Update 1: Read the GLONO review of Illinois.
Update 2: Read Vinyl Mine’s comparison of Stevens’ “Casimir Pulaski Day” with Big Black’s “Kasimir S. Pulaski Day” from Songs About Fucking. They’re both about being there when someone dies! Who knew? Via LHB.