Asthmatic Kitty Records is releasing Sufjan Stevensâ€™ new EP All Delighted People exclusively via http://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com for $5.00. Bandcamp is also offering a free stream of the EP. On August 23 the EP will be available for purchase from most digital stores and will appear on CD and vinyl later this year. All Delighted People includes two versions of the title track which debuted on Sufjanâ€™s 2009 tour along with six other new songs. The collection is Sufjanâ€™s first original song-oriented material since 2006. Included on the EP is the first recording of live-show mainstay â€œThe Owl and the Tanagerâ€ and the elegiac â€œDjohariah.â€ Along with the guitars, piano and banjo that characterize his previous recordings, choirs, strings and brass adorn the melodies.
Sufjan Stevens has released eight studio recordings since 2000 including the critically acclaimed Michigan and Illinois (the latter named the â€œBest Album of the Decadeâ€ by Paste); a 5-EP Christmas box set; Enjoy Your Rabbit, an instrumental electronic song cycle based on the animals of the Chinese Zodiac; and The BQE, a film and musical suite exploring New York Cityâ€™s infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Run Rabbit Run, a recording of Enjoy Your Rabbit rearranged for the Osso String Quartet, was released in 2009 via Asthmatic Kitty.
All Delighted People tracklist:
1. All Delighted People (Original Version)
2. Enchanting Ghost
4. From the Mouth of Gabriel
5. The Owl and the Tanager
6. All Delighted People (Classic Rock Version)