The Welcome Wagon

In Music on December 6, 2008 at 1:57 pm


Sufjan Stevens has been busy arranging and producing songs and bands on his record label, Asthmatic Kitty Records, with The Welcome Wagon as one of his most recent.  The band is made up of Presbyterian pastor Reverend Vito Aiuto and his wife Monique. Although Stevens and the Aiutos have ties to Michigan the three did not meet until after they relocated to New York City.  Aiuto and Stevens became great friends after both enrolled in a writing class. Aiuto even played on a couple of Sufjan Stevens’ past albums.

Welcome To The Welcome WagonWelcome To The Welcome Wagon is their debut album which focuses on the couples plain voices and sincere lyricality, complimented by melodic instrumental fragments. December 9th marks the release of the album and includes “Sold! To The Nice Rich Man” a track Spin Magazine notes as “a song you need to download now.”   


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