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 Love Yourself / With My Whole Heart In celebration of Pride Month, Sufjan Stevens is releasing two new songs today on the topic of love: 'Love Yourself' and 'With My Whole Heart', available on limited-edition 7” vinyl and on all digital platforms, via Asthmatic Kitty. A portion of the proceeds from this project will go to two organisations that provide support for LGBTQ and homeless kids in America-the Ali Forney Center in Harlem, NY and the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit, MI. 'Love Yourself' is based on a sketch Stevens wrote 20 years ago. The original 4- track demo he recorded in 1996 is included as well as a short instrumental reprise. 'With My Whole Heart' is a completely new song that Stevens wrote as a personal challenge to “write an upbeat and sincere love song without conflict, anxiety or self-deprecation.” Asthmatic Kitty Records 7"
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 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 BQE Released October 19th. Sufjan Stevens new BQE project dubbed "a symphonic and cinematic exploration of New York City's infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway" featured an original short film by Stevens. This release showcases the music from the film that featured 36 performers and a backing orchestra. Available as a CD/DVD which includes the original 16mm/8mm film (in widescreen triptych display), the original motion picture soundtrack, a 40-page booklet (with extensive liner notes and photographs), and the stereoscopic image reel (playable in all View-Master viewers). Also available as limited double gatefold LP and a black-and-white version of the 40-page Hooper Heroes comic book! www.myspace.com/sufjanstevens Asthmatic Kitty Records CD | LP
Sufjan Stevens Bleu Bucket of Gold / Hotline Bling (Feat. Gallant) Asthmatic Kitty Records LP Out of Stock
My Brightest Diamond This is My Hand Expected 15th September New album from multi-instrumentalist and singer My Brightest Diamond aka Shara Worden. Chamber-pop turned weirdo-pop with electronics and acoustic instruments. Imagine a cross between St. Vincent and Florence & the Machine! Asthmatic Kitty Records CD | LP Out of Stock