S. Carey

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S. Carey

About the Artist

S. Carey is the moniker of American singer/songwriter Sean Carey, who is perhaps best known as the drummer, keyboard player and supporting vocalist of indie-folk band Bon Iver.

In between tours of every major venue in the US and Europe, Carey has produced three full length solo albums. His debut, All We Grow, was released in 2010 and garnered critical acclaim on both sides of the pond. In 2014 came Range of Light – a  more complex and experimental album, described by Line of Best Fit as ‘an audible ecosystem of tiny, fragile micro-climates which accumulate to something altogether powerful and ground breaking’.  Pitchfork praised its ‘ceaselessly beautiful soundscapes’. 

Carey’s latest album, Hundred Acres, was released in February 2018 and finds the musician at his most assured. The album features contributions from a stellar cast, including Rob Moose (yMusic), Casey Foubert (Sufjan Stevens) and Sophie Payten (Gordi). Hundred Acres was awarded a coveted 8/10 score by UNCUT, who describe it as ‘an album you can get lost in’. The Line Of Best Fit call it ‘breathtakingly pretty’, and Drowned in Sound have hailed  ‘a rhythmically dense album that suggests Carey’s ever-evolving sound is in its prime stages’.

The songs S. Carey produces are the result of a lifetime immersed in music; his performance degree in classical percussion and love of jazz drumming are as a much of an influence as the years he has spent on the road with Bon Iver. His work is intimate and poetic, rooted in nature and rich with shimmering evocations of landscape. Above all else, over the course of three albums, two EPs, and a few one-off singles, S. Carey has proven himself to be a reliable source of beauty.  And in that beauty there is an enduring, timeless quality that proves S. Carey to be an artist of rare talent and imagination.