Product Code: AKR171LP C1
Artist: Sufjan Stevens
Origin: USA and Europe
Label: Asthmatic Kitty. (2023)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Country , Folk , Pop , Pop Rock , World N

Javelin (Lemonade Vinyl)

Brand new sealed album pressed in lemonade vinyl.

Javelin is the tenth studio album by American musician Sufjan Stevens. It was released on October 6, 2023, through Asthmatic Kitty.

Background and recording

Stevens created the record mostly by himself in his home studio with contributions by several friends,[1] including harmonies provided by Adrienne Maree Brown, Hannah Cohen, Pauline Delassus, Megan Lui, Nedelle Torrisi.[2] Additionally, The National guitartist Bryce Dessner played acoustic and electric guitar on the record.[3] According to a press release, the album sees the artist returning to "full singer-songwriter mode" for the first time since his 2015 studio album Carrie & Lowell.[4] It further states that Javelin might feel like a "big team" production at times but assures the listener that every track is a product of Stevens "at home", "building by himself" and creating a sentiment of "'70s Los Angeles studio opulence".[5]

The lead single "So You Are Tired", a "major shift back to the scaled-down, acoustic instrumentation" of Carrie & Lowell, was released on August 14, 2023. While Sufjan penned nine of the tracks on his own, the project also features a cover of Neil Young's "There's a World" from his 1972 album Harvest.[6] The album release will be accompanied by a 48-page book of "imaginative visual" art and 10 short essays tied to the songs.[7]

Goodbye Evergreen  
    A Running Start  
    Will Anybody Ever Love Me?  
    Everything That Rises  
    Genuflecting Ghost  
    My Red Little Fox  
    So You Are Tired  
    Shit Talk  
    There's A World