Sufjan Stevens Shares 'Carrie & Lowell' Outtake "Wallowa Lake Monster"

The track appears on his upcoming 'The Greatest Gift Mixtape' rarities collection

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Oct 11, 2017

Following up a live companion album to 2015's Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens will deliver a collection of rarities from the same record next month. Dubbed The Greatest Gift Mixtape — Outtakes, Remixes, & Demos from Carrie & Lowell, the additional companion piece arrives on November 24 via Asthmatic Kitty.
"Wallowa Lake Monster" is an outtake from the Carrie & Lowell recording sessions, and serves as the first track on Side A of the upcoming release. Today (October 11), Stevens has released the cut for all to hear.
Sparse, gently plucked guitar strings, Stevens' signature croon and references to his Detroit childhood make the song an unmistakable cut from the Carrie & Lowell era.

Give it a listen below.

The Greatest Gift Mixtape — Outtakes, Remixes, & Demos from Carrie & Lowell:

1. Wallowa Lake Monster (Carrie & Lowell Outtake)
2. Drawn to the Blood (Sufjan Stevens Remix)
3. Death With Dignity (Helado Negro Remix)
4. John My Beloved (iPhone Demo)
5. Drawn to the Blood (Fingerpicking Version)
6. The Greatest Gift (Carrie & Lowell Outtake)
7. Exploding Whale (Doveman Remix)
8. All of Me Wants All of You (Helado Negro Remix)
9. Fourth of July (900X Remix)
10. The Hidden River of My Life (Carrie & Lowell Outtake)
11. City of Roses (Carrie & Lowell Outtake)

Latest Coverage