Published Feb 21, 2012Sean Carey has been plenty busy backing up his boy Justin Vernon's Bon Iver project the last little while, touring like mad behind the troupe's 2011 self-titled, Grammy-winning album, but that doesn't mean he's put his similarly softened solo career on hold. Performing under the nom de plume S. Carey, the musician has revealed his next outing will be the Hoyas EP.
The follow-up to 2010's All We Grow, the four-song effort, which is said to blend classic and electronic influences, will be delivered by Jagjaguwar on May 8. A press release for the mini-platter explains that the collection was pieced together over the last couple of years in Carey's attic studio, where he and A.A. Bondy collaborator Ben Lester used "a lap-top and little else." From there, the sessions were mixed by Vernon and Brian Joseph, and then mastered by Jeff Lipton at Boston's Peerless Studios.
Song samples have yet to arrive, but a statement from Carey explained: "These songs are for nighttime driving, for long exposures of stars circling overhead, for laying roadside, feeling small, for the cold rocks at Big Falls, for Marfa, that weird and beautiful oasis. These songs are about the ambient sides of life."
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