Asthmatic Kitty Records


Catalog: AKR021
Release date: February 22, 2006
  • CD $$10.00 Buy

Asthmatic Kitty is proud to announce the reappearance of a long-lost album by our good friend singer/songwriter Shannon Stephens. Produced by Shannon and her former Marzuki band-mates Sufjan Stevens and Matt Haseltine in 2000, this superb collection of Shannon’s own songs includes contributions by Marzuki cellist Jamie Kempkers, Kenny Hutson (Vigilantes of Love) on pedal steel guitar, “Mews” and “Mews Too” contributors Roman Bolks and Jason Brouwer, and folk mainstay Jason Harrod. Copies of the self-released original pressing will be available from Asthmatic Kitty as long as they last.

Shannon Stephens resides in Seattle, Washington with her family. In addition to her self-titled LP she has also released an EP, “How I Got Away”(1999), now out of print. Shannon lived in Holland, Michigan, where she led the folk-rock group Marzuki, a college band that also included Matthew Haseltine, Jamie Kempkers, and Sufjan Stevens. They released two EPs, now out of print. After taking a six-year break from music, she is beginning to work on a new album. It might take a while, though, ¬≠there’s a baby in the family now.