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It’s about time!  Sgt. Grumbles and I have been waiting for this for two years!

Back in 2007 our friend Sufjan Stevens made a short film/musical score called The BQE, a “symphonic and cinematic exploration of New York City’s infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.”  Since his last release way back in 2006, The Avalanche, Sufjan fans have been thirsty for more, having to settle for his excellent Christmas albums and contributions to various compilations (covers of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Castanets, etc.).  Even last month Sgt Grumbles and I had a conversation expressing our frustration over the non-release of The BQE, but come October 20 we shall be frustrated no more!

“The double-disc album will include the original film on DVD, the original soundtrack on CD, a 40-page booklet (with photos and liner notes), and a stereoscopic image reel (aka View-Master®), created by illustrator Stephen Halker…The limited edition vinyl is available as a double gatefold and includes the soundtrack on 180-gram vinyl, a large-scale 32-page booklet with liner notes and photographs, and a 40-page Hooper Heroes comic book.”

How exciting.  Take a look at this clip to wet your appetite…

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THE BQE- A Film By Sufjan Stevens from Asthmatic Kitty on Vimeo.

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