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    Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:06:25

    Sufjan Stevens Releasing "Illinois" Reissue With "Chicago" Demo -

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    Last November, Asthmatic Kitty announced it would be reissuing Sufjan Stevens' Illinois. Now, as a tasty little treat to add to the already scrumptious 10th Anniversary reissue, "each copy of the reissue will come with a bonus: A demo version of Illinois track "Chicago" pressed onto a die-cut 12" shaped like a star from the Chicago flag. Take a look below, and scroll down to hear the demo," reported Pitchfork.

    Fans will also be able to purchase the "Chicago" demo digitally as of tomorrow. In another note from the record label, "We pressed 2,000 Chicago-city-flag star-shaped 12" singles of a demo version of "Chicago" for the Blue Marvel edition of Illinois, but made an error: we printed 45 RPM on the label instead of the correct 33RPM. "I made a lot of mistakes." We're now selling these separately and hope you enjoy (at 33RPM)."

    Sufjan is currently on tour in Australia and New Zealand, with gigs in Melbourne, Auckland, and more still to come. After that he will be returning to the U.S. to play Coachella in April, Sasquatch! in May, Pitchfork Music Festival in July, and gigs in Chicago and Boston, before wrapping things up at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado.

    The artist nor his label have made any announcements about upcoming new music. Sufjan Stevens' last release was 2015's Carrie & Lowell.

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    02.25.16

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