S. CAREY

S. Carey's work is a hugely beatific, restorative panorama of beauty - perfect given how landscape and the wonder of nature inspire much of Carey's imagery. His new album Range of Light takes its title from the name that 19th century naturalist John Muir gave to the Sierra Nevada, and follows suit with a dazzling array of musical light and shade, drawn from Carey's love of jazz, modern classical and Americana. Like a weathered mountain range changing shadow form and color, or the ebb and flow of a river's current, S. Carey's music is simultaneously restful and rhythmic, complex and simple, and always evolving.

ALBUM RELEASE // S. Carey ‘Range of Light’ Out Now Worldwide, Records Solo Session for The Current, Expands North American + European Tour

It has been over 3 years since since we released S. Carey‘s All We Grow and today his new album Range of Light is out worldwide. The new album was recorded at friend and Bon Iver band mate Justin Vernon‘s April Base Studios in Wisconsin. On the collaborations from Vernon and Sean’s live band, Sean said “I just wanted to include them because these guys are my brothers…some of my best friends.”

Sean stopped by The Current and recorded a piano-only solo session and discussed his new album. Watch him perform “Fire-Scene”, “Alpenglow”, and also “In the Stream” from his last album All We Grow. Stream the audio from The Current and watch S. Carey‘s performance of “Alpenglow” above.

Range of Light is available now via iTunes, SC Distribution, Amazon, and your local record store.

Critics praise the new album:

“An indie-folk pastorale full of keen musical detail, never more striking than on ‘Crown The Pines’, with its post-minimalist rhythmic scaffolding”

- The New York Times

“It’s crisper and glistens with ambient atmosphere and mellow beats.”

- NME

“Range of Light continues to showcase the Wisconsin native’s singer-songwriter prowess.”

- AV Club

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates starting this Thursday in Iowa City at Mission Creek Festival.
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WATCH // S. Carey Shares “Crown the Pines” Video, ‘Range Of Light’ Out 4/1

While S. Carey readies new album Range Of Light for release on April 1st he shares yet another beautiful visual, this time for the track “Crown the Pines”. Shot by Kron, the new video explores part of the visual experience Sean will bring on tour for his live show projections. Watch the video above or here on our YouTube channel.

Range of Light is available for pre-order via iTunes. A pre-order with instant-grat is also available through SC Distribution, in addition to a Range of Light deluxe package, which includes limited-edition marble vinyl and a limited-edition “Fire-scene” 7″, featuring exclusive b-side “Chrysalis.” Lastly the new album is available via Amazon and your local record store.


Get tickets for all dates here.

TOUR DATES:
4/03 | Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
4/05 | Norman, OK @ The Opolis *
4/06 | Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
4/07 | Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain *
4/09 | New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar *
4/10 | Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
4/11 | Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic *
4/12 | Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
4/13 | Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
4/14 | Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
4/16 | New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
4/17 | Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
4/18 | Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
4/19 | Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
4/21 | Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot *
4/22 | Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club *
4/23 | Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
4/24 | Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi *
4/25 | Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
5/16 | Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe
5/17 | Manchester, UK @ Royal Northern College of Music
5/18 | Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
5/19 | Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
5/21 | Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
5/22 | London, UK @ Village Underground
5/23 | Brussels, BE @ Le Gran Salon at Les Nuits
5/24 | Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
5/26 | Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
5/27 | Oslo, NO @ John Dee
5/28 | Copenhagen, DK @ Vega (Small Hall)
5/30 | Berlin, DE @ Lido
5/31 | Dortmund, DE @ Way Back When Festival
6/01 | Luxembourg, LU @ EXIT07
6/03 | Paris, France @ Le Point Ephémère

* w/ White Hinterland

LISTEN // S. Carey Shares “Crown the Pines”, New Album ‘Range of Light’ Out 4/1

Today S. Carey grants us another preview of his upcoming album, Range of Light, with the song “Crown the Pines” via The A.V. Club premiere. Listen to the beauty above or on our YouTube / Soundcloud channels. If you want the song today for download, pre-order the new album on iTunes and you’ll get both “Fire-scene” and “Crown the Pines” instantly.

Range of Light is now available for pre-order via iTunes. A pre-order with instant-grat is also available through SC Distribution, in addition to a Range of Light deluxe package, which includes limited-edition marble vinyl and a limited-edition “Fire-scene” 7″, featuring exclusive b-side “Chrysalis.” Lastly the new album is available via Amazon and your local record store.


Get tickets for all dates here.

TOUR DATES:
4/03 | Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
4/05 | Norman, OK @ The Opolis *
4/06 | Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
4/07 | Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain *
4/09 | New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar *
4/10 | Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
4/11 | Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic *
4/12 | Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
4/13 | Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
4/14 | Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
4/16 | New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
4/17 | Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
4/18 | Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
4/19 | Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
4/21 | Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot *
4/22 | Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literary Club *
4/23 | Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
4/24 | Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi *
4/25 | Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
5/16 | Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe
5/17 | Manchester, UK @ Royal Northern College of Music
5/18 | Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
5/19 | Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
5/21 | Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
5/22 | London, UK @ Village Underground
5/23 | Brussels, BE @ Le Gran Salon at Les Nuits
5/24 | Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
5/26 | Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
5/27 | Oslo, NO @ John Dee
5/28 | Copenhagen, DK @ Vega (Small Hall)
5/30 | Berlin, DE @ Lido
5/31 | Dortmund, DE @ Way Back When Festival
6/01 | Luxembourg, LU @ EXIT07
6/03 | Paris, France @ Le Point Ephémère

* w/ White Hinterland

WATCH // S. Carey Shares “Fire-scene” Video Via FILTER Premiere, Announces New EU Tour Dates



Via FILTER Premiere, S. Carey shares the first video from his new full length album Range of Light out April 1st, 2014 (March 31 in UK).

Filmed mostly in and around Spokane, Washington, the video for “Fire-scene” by director Joe Baughman looks to further intoxicate the mind with the intended imagery already created by S. Carey in the song. We see virtually untouched snow covered landscapes and sprawling mountains, the hustle of workers in the industrial backdrop of Spokane, and more to compliment S. Carey’s ethereal music. Watch the video above our on our YouTube channel here.

Some thoughts on the video from the director:

“Working with S. Carey to conceptualize how “Fire-scene” would look as a visible medium was one of the least difficult things I’ve done. The carefully crafted song is, with audio alone, full of magnificent images. My task was to take the images that were right in front of me and transfer them into something anybody with sight could view.

The most important aspect of this video is the location: Eastern Washington, specifically Spokane, WA and its surrounding area. I also filmed some of it in Indiana (where I’m from).

Even though there were innumerable possibilities at the editing table, it seemed to piece itself together very nicely. The video, without spoiling the freedom of interpretation, has so many natural juxtapositions of tone, color, shape, and space that I was easily able to make it suggest what I wanted it to suggest and more. The beauty of a song and video like “Fire-scene” is that the interpretations are endless and heavily reliant upon the viewer’s own thoughts and experience, thus exceeding the suggestions of the musician and the director”

Range of Light is now available for pre-order via iTunes, and comes with an instant-grat download of “Fire-scene.” A pre-order with instant-grat is also available through SC Distribution, in addition to a Range of Light deluxe package, which includes limited-edition marble vinyl and a limited-edition “Fire-scene” 7″, featuring exclusive b-side “Chrysalis.” Others can also find the new album available via Amazon and your local record store.

Click read more to get album artwork, the track list, and tour dates starting in Iowa on release week in April with newly announced European tour dates in May.
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Crown The Pines by S. Carey

Fire-scene by S. Carey

In the Dirt by S. Carey

Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Fire-scene by S. Carey
In the Stream by S. Carey
In the Dirt by S. Carey

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