S. Carey is playing a couple of Living Room Shows in the District this weekend, and since we’ve never featured him before on CCP we figured now is as good a time as any. The Wisconsin artist S. Carey, short for Sean Carey is best known as the drummer for Justin Vernon‘s Bon Iver, however he also contributed to Sufjan Stevens‘ latest LP Carrie &Lowell. Not surprising, as Carey, Vernon and Stevens all seem to have been cut from the same musical cloth. With a background in classical percussion, Carey crafts mellifluous piano lines and drum rhythms in conjunction with earnest vocals to create gorgeous arrangements and affective melodies.
Carey recently released an EP (called Supermoon) of stripped-back songs from his sophomore LP released last year, Range of Light. Get a taste from the latest LP by streaming “Alpenglow” below, and listen to the beautiful dirge “In The Dirt” from his 2010 debut All We Grow.
Kudos if you managed to catch tickets to Carey’s sold-out stops in DC on April 25 and 26, as they are sure to be an intimate affair. However, if you’re lucky you might be able to still snag tickets to one of his later shows.