It has been over 3 years since since S. Carey‘s All We Grow was released on Jagjaguwar, and today we announce his new full length album Range of Light will be out April 1st, 2014 (March 31 in UK). The new album, previewed in Spin last week, is his first recorded in a studio, at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios in Wisconsin, and brings collaboration from Vernon and Sean’s live band saying “I just wanted to include them because these guys are my brothers…some of my best friends.”
The album’s title originally comes from the naturalist John Muir, who founded the environmental organization the Sierra Club and took great care with and had a great appreciation for the California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. On the title and thought process of the album, Carey writes,
“The ‘Range of Light,’ to me, is the range of my own happiness and the range in anyone’s happiness, sadness…it became a very California-inspired record for me. California and Arizona, specifically, because when I was a kid, my parents got divorced, and my dad lived in Arizona. Every summer we would go visit him and explore — basically road-trip around and camp and fish and hike, and do all that stuff in Arizona and in California, because we had a bunch of cousins and aunts and uncles that lived there. Some of the songs are about those memories, which again goes back to the ‘Range of Light.”
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.
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Finally! S. Carey has shared new dates with us. Come May, S. Carey will play a handful of shows across his home state of Wisconsin, plus performances in Illinois and Iowa. See the full schedule below.
In addition to new dates, we also have a video for your viewing pleasure. S. Carey recently teamed up with a string quintet from Eau Claire to perform “Leave” for a new Acro Session; this particular arrangement was created by Sean’s former student, Davy Sumner.
Still not satisfied?? Make sure to keep up with S. Carey’s blog. He’s posting beautiful, landscape photos on the regular.
05/01/13 Spring Green, WI- The Shitty Barn ^
05/02/13 Evanston, IL- Space
05/04/13 Iowa City, IA- The Mill
05/05/13 Milwaukee, WI- Turner Hall w/ Group of the Altos
05/09/13 Eau Claire, WI- State Theater (Back Stage)
05/10/13 Washburn, WI- Stagenorth ^
^ An Evening with S. Carey (two sets)
Bon Iver fans have we got the contest for you! Bon Iver, Spotify and Indaba Music team up to bring you the Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project – a call-to-arms remix contest. Everyone now has the chance to leave their mark on any one of Bon Iver, Bon Iver‘s songs. Each song’s stems have been carefully documented and given inspirational place-names, and some songs even include previously unreleased parts that were cut from the album’s final mix.
All ten songs will have its own contest, giving you ten chances to win! The resulting remixes will be up for public voting and Bon Iver, with public voting results in hand, will decide the final winners. Those ten remixes will then be assembled as a complete album and released exclusively onSpotify for the world to hear. Not only will winners be placed on the album, but they will also receive $1,000 cash prize! Find out how to join in on the contest at bottom of post! Listen to a remix created by Bon Iver band member and Jagjaguwar artist S. Carey below!
S. Carey’s sophomore release, Hoyas, is out today! It’s available online and at your local record stores. Purchase your copy HERE. You can also stream the entire EP at Stereogum! Carey just added the second installment of photos to accompany the album. Check them out HERE.
“What could have turned out to be a risky step in another direction for S. Carey has turned out to be a stroke of brilliance; Hoyas is a small delight that confirms Carey’s towering talent, and has that rare knack of making an electronic record feel naturalistic.” -The 405
Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge w/ American Football, Pele
Cedarburg, WI - Cedarburg Cultural Center
Des Moines, IA - Living Room Show
St. Louis, MO - Living Room Show
Kansas City, MO - Living Room Show
Tulsa, OK - Living Room Show
Denton, TX - Living Room Show
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