Sufjan Stevens (pronounced Soof Yahn) really captured the public’s ear with his Illinoise album when it was released back in 2005. With its long song titles, a blend of piano and guitar, vocal explorations, and pop approach, the album earned its interest with one of the shortest song titles found on the set, “Chicago”. It’s a great song that highlights an already great Pop-Art album.
Since, Sufjan Stevens has issued The Age Of Adz (2010), an EP, and a followup Christmas album (Silver & Gold) to his previous Songs For Christmas. All of these excellent Sufjan Stevens creations are released on his own label, Asthmatic Kitty Records. The label itself is home to more than a few artists that include the stunning Lily & Madeleine sister duo, who have two excellent albums out as well as a timeless 5-track EP, The Weight Of The Globe.
On March 31 (March 30 in the EU), Asthmatic Kitty Records will release the new album from Sufjan Stevens, his first in five years. The new album is called Carrie & Lowell, and will feature eleven new original tracks from the guy who earned our attention with his eclectic brand of music.
Carrie & Lowell will be released on standard CD, and vinyl LP (clear, and black).