Sufjan Stevens / Alec Duffy - Lonely Man of Winter (Preorder)
Catalog: AKR378 Limited edition translucent green vinyl (1,000 qty. pressing) Limit two per person Pressed at Kindercore in Athens Georgia Ships by December 7th, 2018 OUT OF STOCK: will be in retailers on December 9, 2018
In 2007, Sufjan Stevens wrote and recorded “Lonely Man of Winter” and, as part of a holiday marketing contest to promote Stevens’ Songs for Christmas boxset, traded ownership of the song to the winner, Alec Duffy. In turn Duffy gifted his song, “Every Day is Christmas,” to Stevens.
But instead of widely releasing “Lonely Man of Winter,” Duffy held listening sessions in his home and around the world, sometimes pairing the private listenings with cookies and hot chocolate.
In an end to that years-long project, Duffy – now founder/Artistic Director of the non-profit Brooklyn performance venue JACK – has decided to release the song “Lonely Man of Winter” on Asthmatic Kitty Records, digitally and on limited edition 7 inch, with funds going to support JACK’s mission of fueling experiments in art and activism.
The 7-inch, which arrives in early December, includes the originally- shared song on side A and an updated mix by Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) featuring Melissa Mary Ahern. Digital version includes the original song by Alec Duffy.