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

on January 20, 2014, 12:04pm

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