The double LP will include an “Antimatter Blue” and “Cape White” vinyl colors. The audio for the special edition comes from a 2014 remastered version of Illinois. We commissioned children’s book artist and the original Illinois cover artist Divya Srinivasan to portray Blue Marvel in the style of the original art. We’re pressing 10,000 double LPs of this edition. And we might include an extra surprise so stay tuned.
Hit the replies to stream a new single from Sufjan Stevens titled "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross." You can also check out an in depth interview he did over at Pitchfork about his forthcoming record.
I like “A Little Lost” because it’s all about kissing. I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can’t stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there’s no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. You can kiss all over the body. You can kiss yourself to sleep. And when you wake up, you can’t stop thinking about kissing. Dammit, I can’t get anything done because I’m so busy thinking about kissing. Kissing is madness! But it’s absolute paradise, if you can find a good kisser.
Sufjan Stevens's continues to upload rare demos from his hard drive, as he released a 7-minute early version of "Impossible Soul," which you can stream in the replies. This demo eventually grew into the final part of the 25-minute final version.
Sufjan Stevens will release a new Christmas box set next month. Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas, will include 58 songs spread across five EPs, and will comprise entries 6-10 in his years-running Songs For Christmas series.
Last night in London, The National were joined on stage by Sufjan Stevens and Nico Muhly for "Afraid Of Everyone" and "Terrible Love". Head to the replies for some fan footage of the concert and collaboration.