It’s not quite Christmas, or even Halloween, but it sure feels like it thanks to Sufjan Stevens. Today, it was announced that he will be releasing a second holiday-themed box set on November 13th via Asthmatic Kitty called Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas. Much like his 2006 Songs For Christmas, it will feature an epic number of covers and original tracks. How epic? The new release is equivalent to five EPs recorded between 2006-2010. In addition to the usual Sufjan signature sound, he will be joined by other contemporaries, such as The National‘s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Arcade Fire‘s Richard Reed Parry, Cat Martino and more. As if all this wasn’t enough, the box set will also include stickers, lyric sheets, posters, temporary tattoos and more! AND to hold us over, Sufjan graced us with a 12-minute song called “Christmas Unicorn.” Check it out below. The guy knows how to give a gift, huh?
For more information on Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas, including how to pre-order it, visit his website.