Follow up to 'The Age Of Adz' heralds Stevens' "return to folk roots"...

Follow up to ‘The Age Of Adz’ heralds Stevens’ “return to folk roots”…

Sufjan Stevens is to release new album Carrie & Lowell on March 30. Watch a trailer for the album below.

Carrie & Lowell will be released on Stevens’ own Asthmatic Kitty Records and is described as a return to his “folk roots” in a press release. The album’s artwork can be seen above.

The album will be the follow up to Stevens’ last studio album The Age Of Adz, released in 2010. Prior to that album Stevens embarked on an ambitious plan to write and release an album representing each of the 50 US states. At present the mission has birthed two albums (Michigan and Illinois).

Later this month will also see the release of Round-Up, Stevens’ latest BAM commission. The piece is an instrumental accompaniment to slow-motion rodeo footage, will be performed at BAM’s Harvey Theater this month, between January 20 and 25.

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