Sufjan Stevens & Cat Martino

The New York native, Cat Martino, has previously appeared as a member of Sufjan Stevens' and Sharon Van Etten's bands, but is poised to release a sophomore album this year that has the potential to make her a star in her own right. Her first single, "Yr Not Alone," features Sufjan. "I jam with a lot of my friends," she says of the Stevens collaboration. "It seemed like we were both interested in doing the same thing. We were kind of like geeky kids playing with pedals and stuff. I was like, 'Cool, why don't you come over one day and we can hang out and play?' It just sort of happened very organically."

They colloborate again for an exclusive track in our 2013 Flexi Disc series.