Sufjan Stevens' new album, Carrie & Lowell is out 3/31 via Asthmatic Kitty, and the folky lead single "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" has us very excited for it. TODAY (2/28) you'll have a chance to hear the album in full in NYC at the "Sufjan Stevens Indies Only Silent Listening Party" at Other Music from 5-7 PM. Here's the details:

Other Music is excited to be participating in the Sufjan Stevens Indies Only Silent Listening Party for his upcoming album, "Carrie & Lowell." Fans who pre-order the album from us will have the opportunity on Saturday evening (5-7pm), February 28, to listen to a copy of the LP test pressing through headphones -- and for such an intimate album, that's how it's meant to be heard! Sound Off Experience are providing the transmitter and headphones that will be lent to the group of pre-order customers for this exclusive event at Other Music. These silent listening parties are the only way for fans to hear "Carrie & Lowell" this far out from its March 31 release date, long before any on-line album streams appear or radio stations get a copy of the record. Add to this, the first 25 customers who pre-order the LP will be guaranteed a limited colored vinyl pressing.

You can pre-order the LP from Other Music HERE.

It's one of a few listening parties happening worldwide between now and mid-March. You can check out the full list of dates for those parties (with still more TBA) below...


Sufjan Stevens Indies Only Silent Listening Parties (more TBA)
02/28 New York, NY @ Other Music
03/05 Indianapolis, IN @ Indianapolis Museum Of Art
03/06 Bloomington, IN @ Landlocked Music
03/10 London, England @ Rough Trade East
03/10 Nottingham, England @ Rough Trade
03/10 Bristol, England @ Rise
03/10 Dublin, Ireland @ Tower/Douglas Hyde Gallery
03/10 Hamburg, Germany @ Michelle
03/10 Berlin, Germany @ Bis Auf Messer
03/10 Sydney, Australia @ TBA
03/16 Atlanta, GA @ Criminal Records
03/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl