Sufjan Stevens has released an 8-song, 60-minute EP for digital download via bandcamp. The EP titled All Delighted People will be available through itunes and amazon from Monday, but you can download.
The EP, All Delighted People, is built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad “All Delighted People,” a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s “Sounds of Silence.”
The song was originally workshopped on Sufjan’s previous tour in the fall of 2009. Other songs on the EP include the 17-minute guitar jam-for-single-mothers “Djohariah,” and the gothic piano ballad “The Owl and the Tanager,” a live-show mainstay.
All Delighted People will available on single-CD and double-LP formats later in 2010 (December is the current target).
Sufjan Stevens is also undertaking a huge North American Tour. Full details here