SUFJAN STEVENS’ “WALLOWA LAKE MONSTER” DEBUTS TODAY

THE GREATEST GIFT MIXTAPE SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 24

Sufjan Stevens’ “Wallowa Lake Monster,” taken from his forthcoming The Greatest Gift mixtape, premieres today—listen here. The Greatest Gift, a collection of outtakes, remixes and demos from Stevens’ lauded 2015 album Carrie & Lowell, is set for release on yellow cassette, translucent yellow vinyl and all digital formats on November 24. Pre-order it here. A portion of the proceeds from the release will benefit the Cancer Support Community.

Further new music from Stevens is featured in Luca Guadagnino’s highly anticipated film Call Me By Your Name starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, out November 24.

The Greatest Gift unveils new remixes by several longstanding collaborators: Roberto C. Lange (a.k.a. Helado Negro) remixes both “Death With Dignity” and “All Of Me Wants All Of You;” Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman) remixes “Exploding Whale,” a song previously only available as a 7-inch single; and James McAlister (a.k.a. 900X) remixes “Fourth of July.” The album also features Stevens’ own remix of “Drawn to the Blood.”

The mixtape also includes alternate and/or demo versions of songs from the original album, including a fingerpicking version of “Drawn to the Blood,” and iPhone-recorded demo versions of “John My Beloved” and “Carrie & Lowell.”

Finally, the mixtape features four previously unreleased new songs, “official” outtakes from Carrie & Lowell recorded at the same time as the album. These include “Wallowa Lake Monster” as well as “The Hidden River of My Life,” “City of Roses” and “The Greatest Gift.”

The new collection serves as a companion piece to the original album, alongside the Carrie & Lowell Live album released earlier this year.

Critical praise for Carrie & Lowell:


“I think it’s safe to say that Sufjan Stevens is one of the most prolific and absolutely gifted American songwriters of the 21st century.” —NPR

“Sufjan Stevens’ new album, Carrie & Lowell, is his best…it feels like his most classic and pure effort…a masterpiece” —Pitchfork, 9.3/10 Best New Music

“…his most gorgeous effort to date—a dauntlessly intimate song cycle that wrestles with the specters of abandonment and disconnection, all inside transcendent electro-meets-acoustic pop arrangements” –The New York Times

“Stevens remains at the height of his powers—capable of work as individual, compassionate and powerful as any American composer working today.” –The Washington Post

A vocalist and songwriter currently living in New York, NY, Stevens’ preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan and Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), two Christmas box sets (Songs for Christmas, vol. 1-5 and Silver & Gold, vol. 6-10), and a BAM-commissioned programmatic tone poem for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (The BQE). In 2010 Stevens released an expansive EP (All Delighted People) and the full length The Age of Adz, a collection of songs partly inspired by the outsider artist Royal Robertson.

Stevens’ Planetarium, a collaborative album with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister imbued with themes of the cosmos, was released this year to widespread critical praise. 

As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC), including its Gilda’s Club affiliates, is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research, and advocacy. The organization touches more than one million people a year through its international network of Affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. For more information, please visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org. So that no one faces cancer alone®


For more information, please contact Krista Williams, Reid Kutrow or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


THE GREATEST GIFT MIXTAPE


1. Wallowa Lake Monster
2. Drawn to the Blood — Sufjan Stevens Remix
3. Death with Dignity — Helado Negro Remix
4. John My Beloved — iPhone Demo
5. Drawn to the Blood — Fingerpicking Remix
6. The Greatest Gift
7. Exploding Whale — Doveman Remix
8. All of Me Wants All of You — Helado Negro Remix
9. Fourth of July — 900X Remix
10. The Hidden River of My Life
11. City of Roses
12. Carrie & Lowell — iPhone Demo