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post Jun 30 2020, 02:02 PM
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Announcing THE ASCENSION, the new studio album by Sufjan Stevens
available on September 25th.

First single “America” available July 3 @ 9AM EDT.

1. Make Me An Offer I Cannot Refuse (5:19)
2. Run Away With Me (4:07)
3. Video Game (4:16)
4. Lamentations (3:42)
5. Tell Me You Love Me (4:22)
6. Die Happy (5:47)
7. Ativan (6:32)
8. Ursa Major (3:43)
9. Landslide (5:04)
10. Gilgamesh (3:50)
11. Death Star (4:04)
12. Goodbye To All That (3:48)
13. Sugar (7:37)
14. The Ascension (5:56)
15. America (12:30)

The Ascension will be available on streaming, digital, CD, cassette, 2xLP black vinyl, and first-pressing 2xLP clear vinyl with tip-on gatefold. CD and vinyl include a 16-page booklet of original drawings by Sufjan

cannot wait <3 <3 <3
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01 Make Me An Offer I Cannot Refuse
02 Run Away With Me
03 Video Game
04 Lamentations
05 Tell Me You Love Me
06 Die Happy
07 Ativan
08 Ursa Major
09 Landslide
10 Gilgamesh
11 Death Star
12 Goodbye To All That
13 Sugar
14 The Ascension
15 America

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Sufjan Stevens has announced a new album. Billed as the follow-up to Carrie & Lowell, The Ascension comprises 15 new songs from the singer-songwriter and comes with a 16-page booklet of his drawings. It’s out September 25 on Asthmatic Kitty. The 12-minute lead single, “America,” is out Friday.


I am dead.


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post Jun 30 2020, 02:05 PM
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America Youtube link — premieres on Friday.

The packaging of the vinyl is as wonderful as ever.

This amount of music this year? Incredible. I know it has been years since Carrie & Lowell, but for some reason I still didn't expect another record from Sufjan for a while — instantly my most anticipated record of 2020.


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The artwork + the length of 'America' is giving me a false hope of him creating something as fantastic as 'Impossible Soul' — perhaps my favourite Sufjan song.

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Just came here to post this!
I am also dead and wasn't expecting an album so soon.

Can't wait. The artwork and packaging are incredible. That photo of him on a swing heart.gif

Impossible Soul is also one of my favourites, would love something like that for America.
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Never really got into him, but I'll give it a go
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post Jun 30 2020, 03:30 PM
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really curious, from the titles I cannot call it if it's gonna be a folk album or a more electronic album like Age of Adz

Illinoise is one of the best albums in the history of music, songs like Chicago, Casimir Pulaski Day or John Wayne Gacy Jr are classics. I recently learnt to play John Wayne Gary Jr on guitar, but still struggling to remember the words
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I’m dead [3]

Just got this in my email and rushed over here to comment.

Sooooo excited. Doesn’t help that the cover instantly reminds me so much of The Age of Adz and we all know how fantastic that record was.

Okay so I guess I will have to listen to that now 😭
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okay I completely forgot how STUNNING that Vesuvius - Impossible Soul closing section is.

He's not fucking around indeed
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Very much excited at the prospect of his first “pop” album, him describing his influences for this record as Janet Jackson and Ariana Grande has got me cautiously optimistic.
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2 hours until the premiere <3
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post Jul 3 2020, 11:22 AM
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he really said he's been influenced by Janet and Ariana? who else?
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can it also be Rosalía as well plz? Come on Spanish language Sufjan
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oh my this is amazing, bit electronic, but I'd say zero pop, not very Ariana-influenced lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK9EImqaKvI

can this be #1 for 10 weeks instead that useless Derulo song
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Dead.
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Incredible. Haunting. Beautiful. Everything I love in a Sufjan song 😭

I could actually see this fitting on The Age of Adz really well, will be interesting to see what the rest of the album’s like.
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Incredible. I never doubted him.

America - EP is being released on July 10th and it will have a non-album song 'My Rajneesh'. 12-inch released July 31st. EXCITED x100


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I haven't listened to it yet but I will be soon! God this man never gives up releasing music laugh.gif
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Why would he give up? mathswoman.png
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Oh this is all kinds of wonderful. <3
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