It might not be all-new and it might be Christmas-themed, but a Sufjan Stevens release is a Sufjan Stevens release. The alternately sparse and prolific indie folk singer/songwriter has announced plans for his first solo project since 2010. Silver & Gold, as it’s called, will combine volumes six through ten of Sufjan’s Songs for Christmas series.
The five-EP box set (a first of which was released in 2006), is due out November 13 via Sufjan’s own Asthmatic Kitty. Along with the music, the box set will include stickers, temporary tattoos, an ornament, a poster, lyric sheets, chord charts, photographs, liner notes and a coloring book. Listen to a new track from the set, “Christmas Unicorn” (yes, that’s a Joy Division cover at the end) below. [P4K]