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Stream S. Carey’s “Hoyas” Now via Stereogum

You’ve waited patiently to hear it, now here’s your chance. A week before its official release, S. Carey‘s Hoyas is available for streaming at Stereogum. It will be available for your listening pleasure all week, plus you get a free download of the first-track, “Two Angles.” The four-song EP is the second release from Carey and you can pre-order it HERE.

Carey’s provided some visuals to accompany the songs. Check out his photo guide HERE. Don’t you dare miss him and the entire Bon Iver gang on tour this summer. Full list of dates HERE.

Pre-order S. Carey’s “Hoyas” Today!

Out officially on May 8th, S. Carey’s Hoyas EP is now available for pre-order. Order it from iTunes for $3.99, or purchase it from SC Distribution to receive an instant digital download of the entire EP.

Hear about the new EP from the man himself – “S. Carey Talks ‘Hoyas’ EP, Bon Iver/Astronautalis/Gayngs Collaboration” via MTV Hive.

LISTEN: First Track From S. Carey’s New EP

S. Carey’s forthcoming EP, Hoyas, is out on May 5th, but you can check out the first track, “Two Angles,” now. In an article titled Bon Iver’s not-so-secret weapon preps new EP , Spin calls the new song “a feast of electronic ripples, stately horns, burbling guitar, and gorgeous falsetto – his own.” Listen below!

Sean is touring with Bon Iver now. See all of their dates HERE.

S. Carey Announces New EP – Hoyas


How S. Carey managed to create an EP throughout the Bon Iver whirlwind is difficult to grasp, but indeed he has. Hoyas is the follow-up to his debut full-length, All We Grow, and is out officially on May 8th. Carey continues his unique mix of classical and electronic throughout the four-track EP, which was created during a two-year span in his attic studio. Working together with fellow musician Ben Lester, who you may know from his work with A.A. Bondy, the two used a lap-top and little else when recording. Hoyas was mixed and produced by the Grammy-award winning duo of Justin Vernon and Brian Joseph of Bon Iver and mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Studios in Boston.

“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.”

Perhaps you’ve already seen S. Carey and Justin Vernon in their recent 4AD and Jagjaguwar session, but do watch it again. It’s a great testimony to the musicianship and seemingly endless talent of both artists. Carey soars vocally in the session, just as he does on the new EP. View it HERE.

Justin Vernon and S. Carey in a Jagjaguwar and 4AD Session

Straying from the expected, Justin Vernon and S. Carey give us a breathtaking 4AD and Jagjaguwar session. We’ve been accustomed to seeing Bon Iver as a full, seven-plus member band as of late, but now we get the two in an incredibly intimate and up-close setting. Once a church, Air Studio’s Lyndurst Hall plays home to the session and it proves to be fitting in both atmosphere and aesthetics. Justin and Sean are on piano, facing each other for a five-song performance of choice songs that have led us to be endlessly captured and emotionally evoked. “Rather than layer the sound as on ‘Bon Iver, Bon Iver’, the focus is on paring back, in part evoking the minimalist approach of contemporary classical music, while remaining true enough to the source material to retain those elements characteristic of Bon Iver.” It’s a must see. Watch above.

Taking Chances 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
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Angel Olsen
Atlanta, GA - The Earl

S. Carey
Milwaukee, WI - Club Garibaldi  w/ White Hinterland

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