S. Carey announces Range of Light, stream new song “Fire-scene”


    S. Carey, drummer, pianist, and backing vocalist for Bon Iver, returns with his new solo album, Range of Light, on April 1st via Jagjaguwar. The nine-track effort follows 2012’s Hoyas EP and marks his first done completely in a studio, recorded at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios in Wisconsin. Along with Carey’s own live band, the LP features collaborations with Vernon.

    Range of Light takes its name from John Muir, the naturalist who founded the environmental organization Sierra Club and helped preserve California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Carey spoke about the title’s meaning and the inspiration behind the album itself, saying:

    “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.”

    Listen to the first track off the album, “Fire-scene”, a fragile but radiant number which finds Carey pleading for nothing but honesty (via Stereogum).

    Range Of Light Tracklist:
    01. Glass/Film
    02. Creaking
    03. Crown The Pines
    04. Fire-scene
    05. Radiant
    06. Alpenglow
    07. Fleeting Light
    08. The Dome
    09. Neverending Fountain

    In support, he’ll tour the US in April.

    S. Carey 2014 Tour Dates:
    04/03 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
    04/05 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis
    04/06 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
    04/07 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
    04/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
    04/10 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
    04/11 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
    04/12 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
    04/13 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
    04/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
    04/16 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    04/17 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
    04/18 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
    04/19 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
    04/21 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot
    04/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Ladies Literay Club
    04/23 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    04/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi
    04/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center