Sufjan to Perform “Mystery of Love” at Oscars

February 23rd, 2018 , by

Sufjan will perform “Mystery of Love” at the Oscar Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4th. Read more here.

“Mystery of Love” is nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards, alongside “Mighty River” from Mudbound, “Remember Me” from Coco, “Stand Up For Something” from Marshall, and “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman.

Sufjan wrote “Mystery of Love,” as well as “Visions of Gideon,” and re-recorded “Futile Devices,” for the film Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino and based on a book by André Aciman.

Call Me By Your Name is also nominated for Best Picture, and Adapted Screenplay. Actor Timothée Chalamet, who plays Elio in the film, is nominated for Actor in a Leading Role.

Listen to the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, or buy it on CD/LP here.

10,000 limited edition, translucent 10 inch vinyl with “Mystery of Love,” “Visions of Gideon,” and “Futile Devices” will be available through Music on Vinyl, at your favorite local record store, on Record Store Day. Details here.

Watch “Life With Dignity”

December 25th, 2017 , by

“Life With Dignity” is a music video set to Helado Negro’s remix of “Death With Dignity” from Sufjan’s recently released The Greatest Gift mixtape.

The music video captures moments from the lives of Roland, Justin, and Theresa. Roland is 85, a former jazz historian and a Korean War veteran. Justin is an eight-year old student. He loves Legos. Theresa is 35, a pasta chef, a drummer. All are facing cancer in very different stages, and facing it in different ways, but each is living their life with dignity.

We discovered these three people with the generous help of the Cancer Support Community. Proceeds from the sale of  The Greatest Gift are going to support the Cancer Support Community, and you can join us by giving here.

 

 

The Greatest Gift Out Now

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.

 

Tonya Harding

December 5th, 2017 , by

A new song, in two keys, from Sufjan

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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

 

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