Published Apr 13, 2015Sufjan Stevens recently released his latest LP Carrie & Lowell, and his North American tour in support of the new record kicked off over the weekend.
Merch tables at the concerts have been selling a 7-inch that includes non-album number "Exploding Whale," and unsurprisingly, the tune has already surfaced on the internet.
A statement from Stevens' label Asthmatic Kitty reads:
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!
Well, that's exactly what happened, and you can listen to a digitized version of "Exploding Whale" from the special concert vinyl below.