RIYL: Andrew Bird, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sisyphus, Bon Iver, St. Vincent

Label: Asthmatic Kitty

This is his first solo release in a while and first run supplies always fly off the shelves. Right now its sold out on their bandcamp & regular site but they still have it available with free shipping rom Bullmoose.com. Good luck and I’ll update when other stores have it. He also released a very limited 12″ two song EP which is still available at some stores. Note: No music is available from it till Friday.

The Ascension is the eighth studio album from singer, songwriter and composer Sufjan Stevens and is the long awaited follow-up to Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell. One of the most acclaimed albums of 2015, The New York Times praised Carrie & Lowell as “restrained and meticulous” while Pitchfork declared it “a masterpiece.” In the time between Carrie & Lowell and the forthcoming The Ascension, Stevens also released Oscar-nominated music for the Luca Guadagnino film Call Me By Your Name; a collaborative album entitled Planetarium with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner (The National) and James Mcalister; The Decalogue, a solo piano work performed by Timo Andres; and scored several works for ballet: Reflections (Houston Ballet) and Principia (NYCB). The Ascension is musically expansive and sweeping in thematic scope.

12″ single is still available here! Jump on it. Limited to 1500 worldwide.


Other sites still available at:

Rough Trade

BearTree Records

Update: It looks like its available at all big stores so I’m not going to list them all. I can’t find any more 12″ singles. They had it at Fat Beats for a few minutes but it sold out.

The Details

Released on September 25, 2020.

First-run clear pressing 2xLP: includes tip-on gatefold, 2x clear LP, 16-page booklet of original drawings by Sufjan Stevens, download card, & lyrics inner sleeves.

Black vinyl 2xLP: includes 2x black LP, 16-page booklet of original drawings by Sufjan Stevens, download card, & lyrics inner sleeves.

12" two song EP: Extremely Limited Edition 12" EP featuring Sufjan Stevens' lead single "America" from the the album The Ascension which will release physically on July 31st. Limited to 1500 worldwide. Releases Sept. 30th 2020.

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Price $36

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