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Run by beloved hummer Sufjan Stevens and his step-dad Lowell (as referenced on Sufjan's gorgeous 'Carrie & Lowell'), Asthmatic Kitty is a stomping ground for a whole bunch of indie folk's brightest and best. They've housed records by My Brightest Dia...read more »

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Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres
The Decalogue

It will be of no surprise to anyone who has heard his various albums that Sufjan Stevens would go on to score a ballet. His music has the dexterity and lightness of touch to successfully soundtrack such a thing and here is his debut effort made available to the public for the first time. It has been performed by pianist Timo Andres, a Brooklyn performer who has already collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet and Philip Glass.

Sufjan Stevens
Blue Bucket of Gold / Hotline Bling (feat. Gallant)

Sufjan Stevens recently released the live concert film of Carrie & Lowell Live, and this release includes a digital download for the entire audio of that set. But what's on the actual wax? Well that would be ‘Blue Bucket Of Gold’ on one side and a slightly surprising cover of Drake’s hit banger ‘Hotline Bling’ on the other. Translucent blue vinyl too! On Asthmatic Kitty.
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Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz


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Sufjan Stevens
Enjoy Your Rabbit

Originally released in 2001 before ‘Michigan’ and ‘Illinois’, Sufjan Steven’s ‘Enjoy Your Rabbit’ foretells his 2010 electronic ‘Age Of Adz’. Though overlooked by many, there are fans who regard ‘Enjoy Your Rabbit’ as Sufjan’s greatest work. Departing from the singer-songwriter format of his debut Asthmatic Kitty Records album, ‘A Sun Came’, this is a collection of fourteen colourful instrumental compositions combining Sufjan’s noted gift for melody with electronic sounds to create an unusually playful and human - not to mention humane - electronic experience. Great for dancing, driving, writing, cooking, painting, running, walking and, of course, eating Chinese food, ‘... Rabbit’ features nearly eighty minutes of music that will truly soothe the savage breast, whatever that means. Initial copies come in randomly allocated red/clear, green/clear, white/clear and blue/clear coloured vinyl sets. Which one will you get? 

Angelo De Augustine
Tomb

We absolutely loved Angelo De Augustine's Swim Inside the Moon LP here at the towers and so are exited to hear this follow up in which label boss and all round quiet genius  Sufjan Stevens guests. De Augustine's sound in fact isn't that far away from Steven's hushed balladry,lots of creaking acoustic guitars, quiet pianos and mournful songs of heartbreak. You know the score.  
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Sufjan Stevens
The Greatest Gift

Sufjan Stevens made a gorgeous and devastating work with Carrie & Lowell, meditating on his relationship with his mother over a collection of tracks that sounded additive to Elliott Smith's folk style. After releasing a live companion piece, he now also offers The Greatest Gift, with outtakes (read: leftover epics), remixes from friends and iPhone demos. An essential for all who adore this man.
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Angelo De Augustine
Swim Inside The Moon

Swim Inside The Moon is the new album from Thousand Oaks, California resident Angelo De Augustine. Just 24 years of age, the suburban singer-songwriter has made a deftly subtle, imperiously confident, sparsely instrumented record. It includes his mum’s century-old piano, a synth and a guitar; laid down straight to an old reel-to-reel tape machine. Notable influences: Nick Drake, Elliott Smith and Vashti Bunyan.

Psychic Temple
III

Psychic Temple expand from the solo project of Chris Schlarb into a fuller-fledged band on III. His voice, and his spiritual approach to his music, somewhat recalls Josh T. Pearson, although the instrumentation and production here is rich and gorgeous where Pearson is sparse. Vinyl release on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty.

Sufjan Stevens
Songs For Christmas

How nice it would be to live in Sufjan world. Each year around the festive season he'd gather round with friends to make a Christmas EP. He'll be there in a massive jumper singing away. Heartwarming. Well this tradition went on for a few years and now you can get all the yuletide fruits on this box set of all the songs. Sufjan's folky and melancholy tones are just perfect for Christmas listening. Let it sleet. 

Sufjan Stevens
Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens left behind the folk game a long time ago, declaring his plan to write fifty records for fifty states a mere joke -- a sentiment that failed to wash away the beauty of the ornately composed Michigan and the pantomimic Illinoise. In the years since, he's been writing song cycles dedicated to the solar system, conducting orchestras in tributes to American highways, making fun of people on his blog and releasing records that betray deep existential crises -- All Delighted People and the synth-mad Age of Adz. He returns now with Carrie & Lowell, a record which promises a retracing of footsteps, back to the days when Stevens was about acoustic guitars, banjos and soft sadness. It's dedicated to his mum and step-dad. Argh. Crying.

Scott Ogden And Malcolm Hearn
Make


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Chris Schlarb
Psychic Temple II


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Helado Negro
Double Youth

'Double Youth' is the new record from electronic songwriter Helado Negro, who draws on his base of equipment (including bass drum machines, to get your body moving and your brain brooding) in order to make a sound in the palettes of ambient, IDM and synth pop -- all meshed together to bare his little soul. 'Double Youth' is influenced by funk and electronica, but most important are its personal themes and expressions. 

Lily & Madeleine
Fumes

Sophomore album from Indianapolis siblings Lily and Madeleine, look at them all sleepy on their boat. All that hard work is obviously paying off, I hope it doesn't capsize, that would be a dreadful thing to happen. It does look slightly leaky doesn't it? They've not even packed a picnic or any toiletries by the looks of it. Silly girls!

My Brightest Diamond
This Is My Hand

'This Is My Hand' is the fifth record by indie folk songwriter Shara Worden under her My Brightest Diamond alias, released on Sufjan Steven's Asthmatic Kitty label. Worden's booming voice is complemented by an array of percussion and theatrical synth and what has been described as "huge production", suggesting a less folk directed sound.    Tracks: Pressure Before The Words This Is My Hand Lover Killer I Am Not The Bad Guy Looking At The Sun Shape So Easy Resonance Apparition

Castanets
Decimation Blues

'Decimation Blues' is the work of Raymond Raposa, an alt-country styled, New Weird America-influenced, crackly-voiced musician who makes off-kilter music under the name Castanets and releases it on Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty label -- Sufjan himself is a fan, having covered Raposa's "You Are The Blood" for 4AD's famous 'Dark Was The Night' compilation. This new record is a more distinctly pop effort from Raposa, taking on the bleepiest keyboard sounds and the sunniest choruses. 

Sufjan Stevens
Illinoise

Sufjan Stevens had already made his superb Michigan album which blew this listener's socks clean off back in 2003. Illinois was the moment we all really thought he'd go through with his 50 state project. It takes Michigan's clever and complex rural folk and supersizes it with all kinds of compositions mostly with ridiculous titles. Like an enormous pudding buffet that lasts forever,  beautiful heartfelt folk rubs up against orchestrated pop, polka, ambient, neo-classical and everything in between. A brilliant record.   

Mozart's Sister
Being

Mozart's Sister is the moniker of gleeful synth pop songwriter Caila Thompson-Hannant, who's been active making EPs for three years now. Last year, she released 'Hello', a 12" EP with four sparkling, slightly debased tracks which showed off her various musical personalities: from the smirking groove of "Contentedness" to the super melodramatic pop of "Single Status". 'Being' is her debut record. Thompson-Hannant cites Daft Punk and Bjork as major influences over these songs and their disjointed pop hooks. Sufjan Stevens' label, Asthmatic Kitty, releases this one, because of course. The synth is very bright indeed.   Tracks: Good Thing Bad Thing Enjoy Faif Lone Wolf A Move Bow A Kiss Salty Tear Do It To Myself (Run Run) Don’t Leave It To Me My House Is Wild Chained Together

Sufjan Stevens
Greetings From Michigan

The time Sufjan first came to some kind of international prominence was with this wonderful sprawl of a record that was the first of his supposed 50 albums about US states. That didn't happen but this and Illinois were more than enough. Intricate, literate song craft, beautiful folk melodies and my favourite lyric of all time "and I've seen my wife, at the K-Mart, in strange ideas, we live apart". 
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Raymond Byron and the White Freighter
Little Death Shaker


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Jookabox
The Eyes of the Fly


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Leb Laze
Music for Troubled Machinery


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InfinitiRock
Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Primordial Recollection


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DM Stith
Heavy Ghost Appendices


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Fol Chen
Part II: The New December


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Castanets
Texas Rose, The Thaw & The Beast


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Royal City
Royal City


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Hermas Zopoula
Espoir


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Shapes And Sizes
Split Hips, Winning Hips, A Shiner


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Liz Janes
Poison Snakes


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