Sufjan Stevens Silver & Gold songs for christmas volumes 6 -10 What a treat for Christmas! Sufjan Stevens's brilliant Silver & Gold boxset. CD Version is a 5 x CD box set. LP Version includes: Five EPs on 6 vinyl discs Christmas stickers Temporary tattoos A paper ornament 40-page Christmas songbook with vocal and piano reductions A Christmas coloring book Hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic design Extensive liner notes Originally intended as gifts for family and friends, these musical snapshots have been re-mixed and re-assembled for the public in an exquisitely-designed gift box containing all the yuletide pleasures money can buy - a veritable christmas feast for the eyes and ears. The album(s) features collaborations with a running line-up of friends and musical peers, including Aaron and Bryce Dessner (The National), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), DM Stith (the Revival Hour, Asthmatic Kitty recording artist), Cat Martino (sufjan's right-hand woman on all things age of adz), Sebastian Krueger (Inlets), Gabriel Kahane, Vesper Stamper, and members of Danielson (Daniel, Elin, Lilly, and Ida) Asthmatic Kitty CD
Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People EP New Sufjan Stevens mini album. Mailorder Ollie will be very excited. Available on CD +LP (with MP3 code) The "All Delighted People" mini album is built around two different versions of Sufjan Stevens’ long-form epic ballad "All Delighted People", a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s "Sounds Of Silence". The song was originally workshopped on Sufjan’s Autumn 2009 tour. Other songs on the EP include the 17-minute guitar jam for single mothers "Djohariah", and the gothic piano ballad "The Owl And The Tanager", a live-show mainstay. www.myspace.com/sufjanstevens Asthmatic Kitty 12" | CD
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 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" RSD 2018
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 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 Michigan - Greetings From The Great Lake State A 2003 release from Sufjan - on here we are witness once more to his multi-tasking instrumental abilities and song writing skills, alongside the Michigan Militia which is his band of friends! A hugely imaginative and provocative project with so much range and diversity, covering ground from the usual banjo pluckin' and whispered but clear and crisp singing styles to textures similar to a rattly, percussive Tortoise and multi layered Papa M. It's a long one too - around 70 minutes of Michigan based beauty. The perfect summer sun set - but good for all year round! (NB) 01. Flint 02. All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace! 03. For the Widows in Paradise; For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti 04. The Upper Peninsula 05. Say YES! to M!CH!GAN! 06. Tahquamenon Falls 07. Holland 08. Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head 09. Romulus 10. Alanson, Crooked River 11. Sault Saint Marie, Sleeping Bear 12. They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black 13. Oh God Where Are You Now? 14. Redford 15. Vitos Ordination Song LP Bonus Tracks 16. Marching Band 17. Pickerel Lake 18. Niagara Falls 19. Presidents & Magistrates 20. Wolverine Asthmatic Kitty Records CD | LP
Sufjan Stevens The Age Of Adz Released 11th October Highly anticipated new album from Sufjan Stevens available on CD + LP The Age of Adz (pronounced odds) is Sufjan Stevens’ first full-length collection of original songs since 2005's civic pop opus Illinois. Take a moment to set aside all preconceptions, as this is Sufjan as we've never heard him before. This new album is notable, and unusual, for its preoccupation with Sufjan himself. There are few narrative conceits or character sketches; there are no historical panoramas, no literary manoeuvres, no expository illustrations drenched in cultural theory, no scene setting, conflict resolution or denouement. The themes developed here are personal and primal: love, sex, death, disease, anxiety and suicide make appearances in a tapestry of electronic pop songs that convey a sense of urgency and immediacy as never before seen in this songwriter. The idea of unmitigated love runs deepest, often with shameless candour. Whether singing about old age, illness, or the Apocalypse, Sufjan can't help but render everything through the lens of love and affection, the desire for contact, closeness, and connection. The cosmic themes are only more augmented by the obvious sonic shift on this album to an electronic palette. Acoustic guitars and banjos have been replaced by drum machines and analogue synthesizers. Loops, samples and digital effects gurgle and hum underneath every verse, chorus and bridge. For those familiar with Sufjan’s earlier work, specifically the 2003 electronic album Enjoy Your Rabbit, this foray into the digital pop world shouldn't be so startling. Indeed, The Age of Adz is heavily arranged with brass, strings, woodwinds and a lush choir of backing voices, like the soundtrack to the most astonishing cosmic musical ever created. The live elements create vivacious juxtapositions against the montage of synthesized sounds, evoking their own kind of literal "sonic theory" — that is, the conflict and resolution between Real and Unreal, or Ordinary vs. Extraordinary. www.myspace.com/sufjanstevens Asthmatic Kitty CD | LP