Pretty much top of my wish list for 2015 were albums by Elvis Perkins and Sufjan Stevens. I didn’t expect either. But, guess what? Both have announced new releases.
Elvis Perkins and his friends In Dearland have announced a new offering, I Aubade, which will see the light of day on 24 February and, hopefully, 20 February in Ireland. Hurrah! Here’s the first song. It’s typically idiosyncratic.
Meanwhile, just today Asthmatic Kitty have featured a teaser for the new Sufjan Stevens album. We’re told it’s out on 31 March (and, hopefully, 27 March in Ireland). It’s called Carrie & Lowell. I’ve never heard of that state.
From the teaser, it sounds like Sufjan has returned to his Illinoise roots after the horrendous parping that marked Age of Adz. Oh praise be!