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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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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // S. Carey ‘Range of Light’ Out April 1st, Listen To “Fire-Scene” Now Via Stereogum




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.”

Preview the new album by hearing the new track “Fire-Scene” [via Stereogum premiere this morning] above or on our Soundcloud / YouTube pages.

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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Double Whammy // S. Carey Shares Midwest Dates and “Leave” Video

Arco Sessions: S. Carey “Leave” from Peter Elliott Eaton on Vimeo.

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.

TOUR DATES:
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 Team Up with Spotify & Indaba for Contest, Enter Your ‘Bon Iver, Bon Iver’ Remixes


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!


How to participate in Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project:
1. Visit the Bon Iver, Bon Iver Stems Project remix page at Indaba Music.
1. Create a free Indaba Music membership.
2. Select a song(s) and download the stems.
3. Remixers will have from 08/01 to 08/29 to complete their remixes and upload them for consideration.
4. Voting begins on 08/30 through Bon Iver, Spotify, and Indaba Music‘s websites and social networks via Facebook (one vote per account).
5. Winners will be announced the around the third week of September, each earning a spot for their remix on the official Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project remix album on Spotify and a $1,000 cash prize.

RELEASE DAY: S. Carey’s “Hoyas” Out Now!


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

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Higher by Lia Ices

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Angel Olsen
Asheville, NC - TRANSFIGURATIONS II

Pink Mountaintops
Dorset, UK - End Of The Road Festival

Small Black
St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland - Nox Orae

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