Sufjan Stevens Songs for Christmas For over a decade, and almost every Christmas, Sufjan Stevens recorded a Christmas album that he gifted to friends and family. The recording process took place every December, for one week, usually at home, provoking collaborations with friends, roommates, and musical peers. In 2006, Stevens' label, Asthmatic Kitty Records, released Songs for Christmas, a CD boxset compiling the first five of these albums, Volumes I-V. And in 2012, the label released Silver & Gold, a CD and vinyl boxset compiling of Volumes VI-X. But the first five volumes have never been released to vinyl. This holiday season, Asthmatic Kitty Records is finally releasing Songs for Christmas: Volumes I-V as a 5xLP vinyl boxset. The boxset arrives November 2, 2018 and includes fan favorites like "Sister Winter," "That Was The Worst Christmas Ever," "Only At Christmas Time," and "Put The Lights on the Tree." Asthmatic Kitty Records LP
Sufjan Stevens Tonya Harding A new 7" single from the legendary Sufjan Stevens, written about the former figure skater Tonya Harding. I admit, early drafts of this song contained more than a few puns, punch lines and light-hearted jabs—sex tapes and celebrity boxing make for an entertaining narrative arc. But the more I edited, and the more I meditated, and the more I considered the wholeness of the person of Tonya Harding, I began to feel a conviction to write something with dignity and grace, to pull back the ridiculous tabloid fodder and take stock of the real story of this strange and magnificent America hero. At the end of the day, Tonya Harding was just an ordinary woman with extraordinary talent and a tireless work ethic who set out to do her very best. She did that and more. I hope the same can be said of us all. Asthmatic Kitty Records 7"
Sufjan Stevens Mystery Of Love EP This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2018. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 28th April, strictly one per customer. 10" featuring 3 new songs by singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens from the critically acclaimed movie "Call Me By Your Name". Exclusive for Record Store Day, only 5.000 individually numbered copies will be available worldwide. MOV 10" Out of Stock
Sufjan Stevens Blue Bucket of Gold / Hotline Bling (Feat. Gallant) 12" on translucent blue coloured vinyl. Includes a download code to a 16-song Carrie & Lowell live show. A 12" single from Sufjan Stevens, featuring Blue Bucket of Gold and his awesome cover of Drake's Hotline Bling. the full digital 16-track set from his ‘carrie & lowell’ live show is possibly even more exciting than the stunning translucent blue vinyl belonging to this very sleeve! the download’s performances carry the emotional arc of a memorial, celebrating carrie’s life and meditating on her death with a sweeping transcendence that gave testament to sufjan’s central thesis of mourning: that in spite of death, we must go on living in fullness and joy. 12"
Sufjan Stevens Bleu Bucket of Gold / Hotline Bling (Feat. Gallant) Asthmatic Kitty Records LP Out of Stock
Sufjan Stevens Greatest Gift A companion piece to Sufjan Stevens' live version of Carrie & Lowell Audio Visual Album. The release includes a number of unreleased songs from the albums sessions as well as some iPhone recordings and remixes. Asthmatic Kitty Records LP
Sufjan Stevens Planetarium The new collaborative album fronted by Sufjan Stevens featuring Bryce Dessner (The National), Nico Muhly and James McAlister. The album from the supergroup explores the concept of our solar system, what it is to be human and beyond, fusing a variety of genres and a multitude of instrumentation. A musical and aesthetic journey as far-reaching as its subject: from lush piano ballads to prog-rock political anthems, curious electronic backbeats to classical cadenzas, which occasionally give way to ambient interludes and majestic brass chorales, buttressed by a percussive drive that keeps the momentum skyward. In spite of all the experimentation in sound and style, Sufjan’s vocals provide a clear and coherent centre of gravity, and includes some of his most diverse vocal performances to date (from soft hush to guttural scream); whether he’s singing through effects pedals, vocoders, auto-tune or not, his voice delivers an ambitious flight map through the cosmos. 4AD CD | LP
Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell Sufjan Stevens returns to his folk roots with Carrie & Lowell an album inspired by life, death, love and loss and named after his parents Carrie & Lowell sounds like memory: it spans decades yet does not trade on pastiche or nostalgia. Each track in this collection of eleven songs begins with a fragile melody that gathers steam until it becomes nothing less than a modern hymn. Sufjan recounts the indignities of our world, of technological distraction and sad sex, of an age without neither myths nor miracle—and this time around, his voice carries the burden of wisdom. Carrie & Lowell accomplishes the rare thing that any art should achieve, particularly in these noisy and fragmented days: By seeking to understand, Sufjan makes us feel less alone. Asthmatic Kitty CD | LP
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans LP & 7" (“I Went Dancing With My Sister” / “Waste Of What Your Kids Won’t Have”). Reissue of Sufjan Stevens' lovely folk album Seven Swans When thinking about re-issuing the vinyl version of “Seven Swans,” Sufjan and I decided to look back at some of the unmixed tracks that didn’t make the cut for the record. I went back to the 1/4” 8 track tapes and made rough mixes of these recordings to play for Sufjan. “Seven Swans” was actually recorded before “Michigan”, so we had an early version of “Romulus” that Sufjan had decided didn’t work with the album. Also we had a song “Borderline” which ended up on a Rough Trade 7”. The two remaining songs, “I Went Dancing With My Sister” and “Waste Of What Your Kids Won’t Have,” were great fun to hear again. I put bass lines down on them and mixed them up for Sufjan to hear. We liked what we heard, but felt that they still belong separate from the album. So here we are with the vinyl re-issue of “Seven Swans.” It’s an album that I so proud to have been part of and still enjoy listening to. The vinyl mastering is better, the vinyl is thicker, the cover is matte instead of shiny, and it’s got a bonus 7” of two Sufjan songs from the “Seven Swans” sessions that are not available in any other format. Get a new needle for your turntable and enjoy. Daniel Smith, Clarksboro 2007. Sounds Familyre 7" | LP Out of Stock