This was an album of outtakes and extras from the Illinois album (originally released in 2006).
Initially conceived by Sufjan as part of a double album version of Illinois, Sufjan and Asthmatic Kitty Kitty instead released Avalanche as a follow-up companion album on CD and digital. Fans have requested a vinyl pressing of Avalanche ever since its release.
To celebrate the album’s release to vinyl, Asthmatic Kitty Records is releasing a special colored edition, with the first of the 2XLP in Hatchback Orange, and the second LP in Avalanche White. The edition is limited to 10,000 units worldwide.