Often known as the guy who does percussion for Bon Iver, S. Carey is also a recording and performing artist in his own right. He stopped by The Current's studio to chat with Steve Seel and to perform some solo-piano arrangements of two tracks off his brand-new album, Range of Light, which releases today, as well as a track off his 2010 debut, All We Grow.
Although Range of Light is indeed the brand-new album, Carey reveals that many of the tracks had been in his notebooks (or perhaps more accurately, on his hard drives) for a number of years, and that it "feels good to let them out to the world." And working with other musicians on Range of Light as opposed to the DIY approach he took on his debut album breathed fresh life into the songs.
Carey begins touring in support of the album on Thursday, April 3, in Iowa City, Iowa, but he'll be back in the Twin Cities for a gig at the Cedar Cultural Center on April 25.
Listen to the entire interview to hear more about the new record, about playing intimate tunes in smaller clubs, and about what's got S. Carey particularly looking forward to spring.
"In the Stream"
The first two tracks are from S. Carey's brand-new album, Range of Light, and the third track is from his 2010 debut, All We Grow. Both are available on Jagjaguwar Records.
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- S. Carey
- S. Carey performs live in The Current studios Most notable for his work as the drummer of Wisconsin-hailed Bon Iver, Sean Carey -- who goes by S. Carey -- unintentionally started a solo side project while on tour.
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