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08:23 AM on 08/26/10 
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The Age of Adz:

01. Futile Devices - 2:11
02. Too Much - 6:44
03. Age of Adz - 8:00
04. I Walked - 5:01
05. Now That I'm Older - 4:56
06. Get Real Get Right - 5:10
07. Bad Communication - 2:24
08. Vesuvius - 5:26
09. All for Myself - 2:55
10. I Want To Be Well - 6:27
11. Impossible Soul - 25:35


Last week we had the pleasure of releasing the All Delighted People EP (available for download for $5 and free stream right here). And the week before we announced a fall tour (tickets are still for sale here, but selling quickly).

And today, we are proud to announce the upcoming release of The Age of Adz (pronounced Odds), the first song-based full-length from Sufjan Stevens since 2005's Illinois. The Age of Adz will drop on Octoberf 12th (CD, MP3) with a double-LP following on November 9th.

For the next three weeks you can preorder the CD and LP and receive an MP3 download on September 28th, two weeks before the release date.

Preorder it all right here.

It’s much too soon to cast descriptive lots, but we can say the new album sounds nothing like the All Delighted EP (although it shares similar themes of love, loss, and the apocalypse). Nor is this new album built around any conceptual underpinning (no odes to states, astrology, or urban expressways).

We can say it shows an extensive use of electronics (banjos and acoustic guitars give way to drum machines and analog synthesizers), and an obsession with cosmic fantasies (space, heaven, aliens, love), to create an explicit pop-song extravaganza, augmented by heavy orchestration, and maybe even a few danceable moments. Enjoy Your Rabbit meets the BQE. But with songs. Verse, chorus, bridge, backbeat. Gated reverb. Space echo. Get your boogey on.

The “Adz” of the title loosely refers to the apocalyptic paintings of outsider artist Royal Robertson (1930-1997), whose work is used for the album cover, interior design, and as general inspiration for the tone of the album.


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08:26 AM on 08/26/10 
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rad
08:27 AM on 08/26/10 
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08:29 AM on 08/26/10 
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Stoked.
08:46 AM on 08/26/10 
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Sounds awesome. Can't wait to hear stuff from this.
08:58 AM on 08/26/10 
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Fucking crazy.
09:01 AM on 08/26/10 
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Pretty sure I'm the only one around here who isn't enamored with All Delighted People. It's good, but I don't find anything about it incredible (I prefer Sufjan writing actual songs instead of 15:00 guitar noodling. Call me strange.) and, after a five year wait, it seemed underwhelming. Now, I'm just assuming that those songs were just leftover from this.

Either way, I'm just excited that we're finally getting a brand new Sufjan Stevens album in the year 2010.
09:02 AM on 08/26/10 
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Wow, just boom out of nowhere we are flooded with Sufjan Stevens.

Can't say I mind..
09:04 AM on 08/26/10 
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will be worth the wait.
09:42 AM on 08/26/10 
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so cool, i can't wait!
09:48 AM on 08/26/10 
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swoonin'.
09:50 AM on 08/26/10 
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SanePsychotic
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Color me pumped!
10:01 AM on 08/26/10 
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damn, awesomee
10:03 AM on 08/26/10 
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Most anticipated.
10:46 AM on 08/26/10 
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