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New Music: Sufjan Stevens – “Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling”

on October 12, 2012, 5:42pm

 New Music: Sufjan Stevens   Ding a ling a ring a ling

On November 13th, Asthmatic Kitty Records will release the second Christmas-themed box set from Sufjan Stevens. Expanding on 2006’s Songs for Christmas, Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10 compiles five EPs recorded between 2006 and 2010.

Already we’ve heard several previews, not to mention the delightful “Christmas Unicorn”, and now on this dreary October morning, we’ve got the Christmas spirit bottled up in the highly repetitive if not equally fanciful “Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling” (via P4K). (Side bar: He’s also issued its a capella rendition on his Tumblr, too. How nice.)

In support of the release, Stevens will hit the road this winter for what is being called “The Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Pageant On Ice.” Consult the full itinerary below while you’re singing like a rabid caroler without coffee.

Sufjan Stevens 2012 Tour Dates:
11/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/25 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom
11/26 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
11/27 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
11/28 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford
11/30 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
12/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
12/03 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
12/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
12/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
12/06 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
12/09 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
12/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
12/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
12/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
12/15 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
12/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
12/18 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall
12/19 – Providence, RI @ Fete
12/20 – Boston, MA @ Royale
12/21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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