The Greatest Gift Out on LP Today

December 8th, 2017 , by

The Greatest Gift, previously available on cassette and streaming/digital, is now available as a translucent vinyl LP in your favorite local record store.

A portion of the proceeds from the release will benefit the Cancer Support Community.

The Greatest Gift unveils new remixes by several longstanding collaborators: Roberto C. Lange (a.k.a. Helado Negro) remixes both “Death With Dignity” and “All Of Me Wants All Of You;” Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman) remixes “Exploding Whale,” a song previously only available as a 7-inch single; and James McAlister (a.k.a. 900X) remixes “Fourth of July.” The album features Stevens’ own remix of “Drawn to the Blood” and includes alternate and/or demo versions of songs from the original album, including a fingerpicking version of “Drawn to the Blood,” and iPhone-recorded demo versions of “John My Beloved” and “Carrie & Lowell.” Finally, the mixtape features four previously unreleased new songs recorded at the same time as the Carrie & Lowell.

Also in stores: Sufjan’s Blue Bucket of Gold / Hotline Bling (Featuring Gallant), or via AKR here.

 

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Carrie & Lowell Live 12 inch vinyl now available

November 24th, 2017 , by

The translucent blue 12 inch split of Carrie & Lowell Live is now in our store and your favorite local record store.

You can order it here.

The show is available on YouTube and Vimeo and as an audio download (and streaming) on most digital platforms on Vimeo here, or your favorite streaming/purchasing platform here.

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell Live from Asthmatic Kitty Records on Vimeo.

Greatest Gift Out Now on Digital, Streaming, & Cassette

November 24th, 2017 , by

The Greatest Gift, a collection of outtakes, remixes and demos from Carrie & Lowell, is available today on yellow cassette and all digital formats.

Click here to pick your favorite listening venue.

Greatest Gift arrives in record stores in vinyl translucent yellow vinyl on December 8th.

A portion of the proceeds from the release will benefit the Cancer Support Community.

The Greatest Gift unveils new remixes by several longstanding collaborators: Roberto C. Lange (a.k.a. Helado Negro) remixes both “Death With Dignity” and “All Of Me Wants All Of You;” Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman) remixes “Exploding Whale,” a song previously only available as a 7-inch single; and James McAlister (a.k.a. 900X) remixes “Fourth of July.” The album features Stevens’ own remix of “Drawn to the Blood” and includes alternate and/or demo versions of songs from the original album, including a fingerpicking version of “Drawn to the Blood,” and iPhone-recorded demo versions of “John My Beloved” and “Carrie & Lowell.” Finally, the mixtape features four previously unreleased new songs recorded at the same time as the Carrie & Lowell.

Also out today: Sufjan’s Blue Bucket of Gold / Hotline Bling (Featuring Gallant), available in stores on via AKR here.

 

The Gift of a Greatest Gift Video

November 23rd, 2017 , by

Sufjan has animated “The Greatest Gift,” the title track from his forthcoming mixtape.

The Greatest Gift comes out Friday on digital and cassette, and December 8th on vinyl, but you can listen to the full album now, thanks to NPR’s First Listen series. Hear it here.

Lyrics:

Praise the mountain and the rain
All the gifts that still remain
But the greatest gift of all
And the law above all laws
Is to love your friends and lovers
And lay down your life for your brothers
As you abide in peace
So will your delight increase

As the mystery of the cross
Asa Lovejoy lost the toss
And the fountain in the rain
Where my sorrow still remains
So I run to my friends and lovers
I lay down my life for my brothers
As I abide in peace
So will my delight increase

Listen to Sufjan’s Greatest Gift Early

November 21st, 2017 , by

Sufjan’s The Greatest Gift comes out Friday on digital and cassette, and December 8th on vinyl, but you can listen to the full album now, thanks to NPR’s First Listen series.

Hear it here.

Greatest Gift is out on digital platforms and cassette on Friday, November 24th, and available in translucent yellow vinyl on December 8th at your favorite local record store.

P.S . The translucent blue 12 inch vinyl of “Blue Bucket of Gold” and “Hotline Bling (Featuring Gallant” is out in record stores this Friday November 24th.

Sufjan’s Greatest Gift Out in November

October 11th, 2017 , by

Sufjan Stevens’ “Wallowa Lake Monster,”  from his forthcoming The Greatest Gift mixtape, premieres today. Listen above.

The Greatest Gift, a collection of outtakes, remixes and demos from Carrie & Lowell, is set for release on yellow cassette and all digital formats on November 24, and vinyl translucent yellow vinyl on December 8th,. Check your local record store or favorite digital service for details.

A portion of the proceeds from the release will benefit the Cancer Support Community.

The Greatest Gift unveils new remixes by several longstanding collaborators: Roberto C. Lange (a.k.a. Helado Negro) remixes both “Death With Dignity” and “All Of Me Wants All Of You;” Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman) remixes “Exploding Whale,” a song previously only available as a 7-inch single; and James McAlister (a.k.a. 900X) remixes “Fourth of July.” The album features Stevens’ own remix of “Drawn to the Blood” and includes alternate and/or demo versions of songs from the original album, including a fingerpicking version of “Drawn to the Blood,” and iPhone-recorded demo versions of “John My Beloved” and “Carrie & Lowell.” Finally, the mixtape features four previously unreleased new songs recorded at the same time as the Carrie & Lowell.

These include “Wallowa Lake Monster” as well as “The Hidden River of My Life,” “City of Roses” and “The Greatest Gift.” The new collection serves as a companion piece to the original album, alongside the Carrie & Lowell Live album released earlier this year.

This new material,  in its investigation of love, life, death, God, and the beautiful state of Oregon, serves as a contemplative companion to the original album. We hope you enjoy.

Swim Inside the Moon from Angelo De Augustine Out Now

August 25th, 2017 , by

We’ve been waiting since February to finally release Swim Inside the Moon from Angelo De Augustine, and we’re happy to say today is the day. It’s been on repeat here at AKR HQ since we first heard it, and we hope you’ll give it similar residence in your house, bike, car, office, home, street, park, sidewalk, etc.

It’s available on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.The first run of vinyl is in bone color and available for purchase at our AKR Store, or your local record store as of  September 8th.

Angelo is on tour in Europe throughout the fall. Tourdates below.

AUG 25 FRI
Crossing Border Festival
The Hague, Netherlands

OCT 12 THU
Bootleg Theater
Los Angeles, CA

OCT 15 SUN
Café Du Nord
San Francisco, CA

OCT 17 TUE
Songbyrd Music House
Washington, DC

OCT 18 WED
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

OCT 19 THU
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
New York, NY

NOV 1 WED
La Loge at Pitchfork Avant-Garde
Paris, France

NOV 2 THU
Theatre Der Wohngemeinschaft
Cologne, Germany

NOV 4 SAT
Haldern Pop Bar
Haldern, Germany

NOV 5 SUN
Lumiere
Maastricht, Netherlands

NOV 6 MON
Baumhaus Bar
Berlin, Germany

NOV 7 TUE
Botanique / Rotonde
Brussels, Belgium

NOV 9 THU
Lending Room
Leeds, United Kingdom

NOV 10 FRI
Broadcast
Glasgow, United Kingdom

NOV 11 SAT
The Grand Social
Dublin, Ireland

NOV 13 MON
The Castle Hotel
Manchester, United Kingdom

NOV 15 WED
St Pancras Old Church
London, United Kingdom

 

“Haze,” a New Song from Angelo De Augustine

July 26th, 2017 , by

CLASH has debuted a lovely new music video of Angelo’s “Haze.” Watch the video above or over at CLASH here.

Angelo illustrated the video and Matt Czap brought Angelo’s vision to animated life.

Robin Murray at CLASH interviewed Angelo about his songwriting:

‘Swim Inside The Moon’ could be the first many fans have heard of you, do you feel it’s reflective of your wider work? How close to Angelo does this record go?

We are constantly evolving beings, and as a result can never achieve an exact reflection of anything. Who is this Angelo? My intention is always to follow my instincts and listen to what the voice inside tells me, because it holds more truth than any external presence.

Swim Inside the Moon is out in just a few weeks. Preorder the first-run bone-color LP over at our store here.

Angelo is heading out on tour in November; tourdates:

10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater (tickets)
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord (tickets)
10/17 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd (tickets)
10/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Upstairs (tickets)
10/19 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (tickets)
11/01 – Paris, France @ Pitchfork Avant-Garde
11/02 – Cologne, Germany @ Theatre Der Wohngemeinschaft
11/03 – Den Haag, Netherlands @ Crossing Border Festival
11/04 – Rees-Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop Bar
11/05 – Netherlands, Maastricht @ Lumiere
11/06 – Berlin, Germany @ Baumhausbar
11/07 – Belgium, Brussels @ Botanique / Rotonde
11/09 – Leeds, UK @ The Lending Room
11/10 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Broadcast
11/11 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Grand Social
11/13 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle Hotel
11/15 – London, UK @ St Pancras Old Church

Watch Angelo Play “Crazy, Stoned, and Gone” Live

June 22nd, 2017 , by

Jessica Nicole Collins filmed this beautiful single-camera shoot of Angelo De Augustine playing “Crazy, Stoned, and Gone” live at Meditation Mount in the hills ofOjai, California.

Stereogum debuted the video, saying “De Augustine is a master of the spare, trembling guitar ballad.”

Angelo’s new record, Swim Inside the Moon, comes out in late August, and you can preorder it here.

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