Did you know that Bon Iver isn’t just Justin Vernon? Sure, the Wisconsin-born singer is the heart and soul, not to mention the mastermind, behind hits like For Emma, Forever Ago, but he can’t do it without his backing band. And if you thought Vernon was the only member capable of sustaining a solo career, think again. S. Carey, the guy who plays drums and piano and provides back-up vocals, is about to release his own solo album entitled All We Grow.
While Bon Iver’s been taking off over the last couple years, Carey has been slowly building the album in his home studio set-up (along with some time spent at April Base, Vernon’s studio outside of Eau Claire, WI). And with his history as a drummer, expect the album to explore some pretty interesting percussion. “In The Dirt”, which already premiered on Stereogum, is a steady journey of ethereal repetition and jazz piano, capped off by Carey’s pained vocal styling with remnants of Vernon’s but still completely his own. If that’s got your ears buzzing, you can download the track here.
All We Grow is scheduled to hit stores August 24th via Jagjaguwar.
All We Grow Tracklist:
02. We Fell
03. In the Dirt
04. Rothko Fields
07. In the Stream
08. All We Grow