Sufjan Stevens announces new EP, All Delighted People

You had to know a new Sufjan Stevens release was going to come sooner rather than later. After all, it’s not like the acclaimed singer/songwiter was going to support a five year old Illinois album or a soundtrack about the BQE on his upcoming North American tour.

So here it is, kids. Available for stream and purchase right this second is the eight-track All Delighted People EP. According to Stevens’ Bandcamp account, the effort is “built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad ‘All Delighted People’, a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s ‘Sounds of Silence'”. Both “All Delighted People” and another track, “The Owl and the Tanager”, were debuted during last fall’s North American tour, while “Djohariah” is billed as a “17-minute guitar jam-for-single-mothers”.

Of course, you can just find out for yourself below, where you can stream the EP in its entirety. For those wanting a copy of their own, a digital download is available via the aforementioned Bandcamp page for $5. Stevens’ label, Asthmatic Kitty, says the record will also be available on single-CD and double-LP this winter.

All Delighted People EP Tracklist:
01. All Delighted People (Original Version)
02. Enchanting Ghost
03. Heirloom
04. From the Mouth of Gabriel
05. The Owl and the Tanager
06. All Delighted People (Classic Rock Version)
07. Arnika
08. Djohariah

Sufjan Stevens 2010 Tour Dates:
10/12 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Theater
10/13 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/14 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
10/15 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
10/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theater
10/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
10/19 – Austin, TX @ The Long Center for Performing Arts
10/20 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
10/22 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/26 – Oakland, CA @ The Paramount  Theater
10/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
10/29 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre
11/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
11/02 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
11/04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hilbert Circle Theatre
11/05 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
11/06 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/07 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Center
11/11 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/14 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/15 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre


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