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To Spirit Back The Mews: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation

Catalog: AKR004
Release date: December 1, 2001
  • CD $$6.00

To Spirit Back the Mews (AKR 004) brings together a bold community of creative voices associated through a network of friends and colleagues originally from Holland, Michigan, where Asthmatic Kitty began in 1999. To Spirit Back the Mews joins Asthmatic Kitty artists Sufjan Stevens, Half-handed Cloud, and Liz Janes with invaluable supporters: Seattle’s pragmatic songstress Shannon Stephens (formerly of Marzuki); Olympia’s epic noise duo therefore; Brooklyn’s bluegrass theological couplet The Welcome Wagon; Chicago folk/pop prodigies Jason Brouwer and Roman Bolks; the unyielding continental rockers Con Los Dudes, along with their late-night offshoot, The Birthday Cakes; John Fahey-styled acoustic technician Matthew Haseltine (formerly of Marzuki); Brooklyn street-poets lifestyles&vistas, as well as Toronto’s beloved country rock stars Royal City, appearing courtesy of Three Gut Records. Intermingled with electronic shorts from Lowell Brams, Peter Mills, Marzuki Stevens, and Calcutronicasaurus, the compilation presents a heroic collage of sounds and songs that testify to a unique and vigorous new muse.