Currently deep in the midst of a tour in support of his new album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens has been selling a 7" at his shows which includes a track that we can now share with you. It's called 'Exploding Whale' and far from bemoaning the supposed blight on the music industry that is the internet, label Asthmatic Kitty apparently had these positive words to say in the SoundCloud description of the track:

"No download card. Sorry about that. At first we thought it would be more interesting to let this be vinyl only. Then we realized that's a dumb idea. Then we ran out of time. So no download? Of course someone will digitize and put on the internet, so good job internet! This is what happens when we all work together! Go team!"

Listen to the soft and swaying new track below. And that tour I mentioned? Dates at the bottom.

  • Sufjan Stevens tour dates:
  • 04-14 Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium
  • 04-15 Albany, NY - The Palace Theater
  • 04-16 Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Masonic Auditorium
  • 04-17 Columbus, OH - Palace Theater
  • 04-18 Indianapolis, IN - The Murat Theatre
  • 04-20 St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
  • 04-21 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
  • 04-22 Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium
  • 04-23 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
  • 04-24-25 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
  • 04-27 Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple
  • 04-28 Grand Rapids, MI - Covenant Fine Arts Center
  • 04-29 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
  • 04-30 Montreal, Quebec - Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier/Place Des Artes
  • 05-01-02 Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
  • 05-04 Boston, MA - Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
  • 05-05 Washington, D.C. - DAR Constitution Hall
  • 05-06 Richmond, VA - Altria Theater
  • 05-07 Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
  • 05-09 New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
  • 05-10 Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre
  • 05-11 Houston, TX - Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
  • 05-12-13 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
  • 05-22-25 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House
  • 06-02 San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
  • 06-03-04 Los Angeles, CA - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
  • 06-05 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
  • 06-08 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • 06-09 Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum Theatre
  • 06-10-11 Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre
  • 07-17 Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Festival
  • 08-14-16 Lyons, CO - Rocky Mountain Folk Festival
  • 08-30 Edinburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh International Festival
  • 09-06 Dorset, England - End of the Road Festival