Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on August 14, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Shannon Stephens - In Summer in the Heat (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fol Chen - The Longer U Wait EP (ZIP)

Sufjan Stevens

Tickets for the NYC shows on Sufjan Steven's upcoming tour with Cryptacize go on sale this Saturday (August 15th) at 10am...

10-04: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (tix)
10-05: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (tix)
10-06: Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (tix)
10-07: Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (tix)
Also there's the BQE screenings coming up, which just added an extra showing.

Speaking sof Sufjan Stevens, Shannon Stephens, an Asthmatic Kitty labelmate of his, has a new album, The Breadwinner, coming out September 8th. It'll be her first in nearly 10 years. Sufjan played drums on her album that came out in 2000. He also interviewed her that same year...

Sufjan Stevens: This is a business question. Do you acknowledge any sort of christian market, or is that bunk? Would you be willing to participate in the christian market?

Shannon Stephens: Honestly, I feel that the christian music market was created out of a need for safety by separation. People wanted to know that the music they were listening to would not contaminate their souls or the souls of their children. The truth is that we are not contaminated by our culture, but by our own hearts. I do think it's important to feed the fire as little as possible, but shutting out the world and creating a safe subculture is not what Christ commanded us to do. Rather than making absolute judgments about christian bands or labels, I try to take them on an individual basis. Sometimes people ask me if I play "christian music"--I don't even know what to say. I'm a Christian, and I play music, but is it all praise and worship? No. I feel more comfortable outside of the box, where things are more dangerous and oftentimes more real.

"In Summer in the Heat" from Shannon's new record, is above. Tracklist and album art are below.

Cryptacize recently recorded a live session that was just posted as a free download and video on Luxury Wafers. Grab that here

Another band on Asthmatic Kitty, Fol Chen, recently put out a free remixes EP, The Longer U Wait, with contributions from "Liars, Simone White, Epstein AKA Roberto Lange, Rafter and more!" That's linked above, with art, tracklist and tour dates below...

Shannon Stephens
1. More To Speak Of
2. Hard Times Are Coming
3. The One Who Sees Me
4. In Summer in the Heat
5. Come To My Table
6. The Most Delicious Hours
7. Song of the Breadwinner
8. The Dream
9. Poor Man's Part
10. Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You

Fol Chen
1. The Longer U Wait (ft. Simone White)
2. The Believers (Clifford Lidell remix)
3. The Believers (Epstein remix ft. Zane One)
4. Cable TV (Liars remix)
5. Cable TV (T.H. White Mix)
6. No Wedding Cake (Rafter remix)
7. No Wedding Cake (Dublab Remix by Matthew David)
8. Please, John, You're Killing Me (Julian Wass remix)
9. Insecurities - by Junior Vasquez ft. Maxi J (Fol Chen remix)
10. It Hurts Me All the Time - by Faunts (Fol Chen remix)
11. For Halloween - by No Kids (Fol Chen remix)
12. Cocktails at Shadeland

Fol Chen - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 14 Echoplex Los Angeles
Sep 05 Indie Disco / Effenaar Eindhoven
Sep 07 Buffalo Bar Cardiff
Sep 08 The New Adelphi Hull
Sep 09 The Well Leeds
Sep 10 Nice n Sleazys Glasgow
Sep 11 Islington Mill Manchester / Salford
Sep 12 Proud Galleries London
Sep 15 La Maroquinerie Paris
Sep 16 Paradiso Amsterdam
Sep 17 Rotown Rotterdam
Sep 18 Ekko Utrecht
Sep 19 Het Noord Ontspoort festival Antwerp
Sep 20 Incubate Festival Tillburg
Sep 21 Cafe Video Ghent
Sep 22 Deep Inside Dijon
Sep 23 Pole Etudiant Nantes
Sep 24 L'Ubu Rennes

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Comments (25)

SOLD OUT!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 11:35 AM

SOLD IN!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 11:49 AM

holy cow. that interview.... what a hunk of steaming bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 11:57 AM

how about you turn that ball cap forward or I'll twist your skull into place.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 1:32 PM

got tickets for monday. had better luck with ticketmaster site. bowery presents was really slow. ticketmaster site had already sold out sunday by 10:02.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 10:15 AM

both shows sold out in less than 10 min.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 10:16 AM

got tickets to 10/6 pretty easily.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 10:19 AM

10/6 got mah 2 :)

Posted by Pedro | August 15, 2009 10:32 AM

All four dates appear to be sold out now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 10:47 AM


I bought tickets for one of the NYC shows(at Bowery Ballroom) on 10/4 (when my 2 friends and i agreed we would first try). i got them, but they DIDN'T. they got the 10/5 show. so now i either need to find 1 set of tickets for 10/5 or 2 sets of tickets for 10/4. does anyone have these?


or does anyone know anyone who got sufjan tickets for 10/4?

the tickets are will call pick up only, but we can arrange it so that we can pick them up for each other.

e-mail me at janelloespo@gmail.com

Posted by Janelle Esposito | August 15, 2009 11:12 AM

from the Sufjan record label site:

10-04: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

10-05: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

10-06: Brooklyn, NY - Hall at Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)

10-07: Brooklyn, NY - Hall at Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 11:38 AM

Can't complain got tix to 3 of the shows the 5th, 6, 7th.. The Sunday Bowery show was gone in a flash.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 11:44 AM

Sunday sold out right away. Sucky. Got wednesday.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 11:54 AM

Got tikets for Monday! So happy cannot wait! This will be my second time seeing Sufjan at Bowery

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 12:09 PM

got two for sunday and one for wednesday!

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 12:17 PM

Doh, woke up sick and went back to bed. Missed them all at 12pm.

Posted by Cuse | August 15, 2009 12:28 PM

have 1 ticket for sunday show if anyone going on monday wants to trade.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 2:53 PM

hey 2:53, i'm interested in trading in my monday for your sunday ticket. please message me if they're still available.

Posted by L. | August 15, 2009 3:17 PM

weak

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 4:47 PM

Tickets info says "non transferable." You and only You plus guest are only ones that can enter venue. Cannot trade.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 4:55 PM

lame..plus it says that "you MUST enter upon receiving the ticket" oh well.

Posted by L. | August 15, 2009 5:13 PM

well I had no trouble getting tickets to 2 shows. If making tickets non transferable helps to keep some scalper traffic down online then I'm all for it.

Unless scalper enjoys Sufjan Stevens then he/she ain't making any money off tickets. Not worth trouble to enter then immediately leave venue otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 5:35 PM

Most people scalping tickets are doing the same thing as with NIN: buy tickets for multiple shows, go in with the buyer and once inside they leave. or stay if they appreciate the band

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 6:50 PM

is he playing solo or with whole band?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 9:46 AM

@Cuse (12:28) did you put up a Craiglist stating similar?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2009 2:22 PM

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