“You Are The Blood” (Castanets Cover) [Stream]

    Furthering the list of big indie stinks that have contributed to the AIDS research and awareness benefitting Dark Was The Night compilation, Sufjan Stevens did this cover of Castanets’ "You Are The Blood," which is maybe a little weird considering that blood is one of the fluid mediums that has a high enough count of the HIV virus to transmit it to someone else. Sufjan’s turns the original into a topographically bizarre, sprawling epic, ranging from glitch-y zaniness to Sufjan’s standard instrumental sentimentality. The Dark Was The Night

    compilation is out on 4AD on Feb. 17. [Stereogum]