Following the critical success of his latest LP, Carrie & Lowell, singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens will be hitting the road this fall for a new U.S. tour. Kicking off in Santa Barbara, CA on October 24th, Stevens’ fall tour will hit a number of stops throughout the country before it ends with a show at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, OH on November 13th. Tickets will be available Friday, July 24 via www.carrieandlowell.com. This isn’t a tour to miss.
This year, March was jam packed with great releases, including a few surprise albums, from a variety of artists. March saw the release of King Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly. We also were blessed with a brand new surprise album from Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt, with I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. The month of March also saw a number of great indie releases, all helping 2015 continue its musical domination over 2014. Hit the jump and check out some of the best releases the month of March had to offer.
For over a decade, Sufjan Stevens has given the world some of the most beautiful pieces of music of the modern era. In terms of consistency, he is easily ranked up there with the likes of other modern artists like Kanye West, Death Grips, Animal Collective, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, or Arcade Fire. However, it’s been almost five years since his last LP, The Age of Adz. While he’s released Christmas album, worked with the likes of The Roots and The National, and even released a hip-hop album as a member of the group Sisyphus, people have been craving a new studio album for years. With this new release, Sufjan goes back to his folk roots for a touching tribute to his late mother, Carrie (who the album is named after along with Stevens’ stepfather Lowell, who started Asthmatic Kitty Record with Stevens).