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S. Carey Announces Hundred Acres, Shares Tender Single "Fool's Gold"

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S. Carey Announces <i>Hundred Acres</i>, Shares Tender Single "Fool's Gold"

In 2010, Sean Carey, under the moniker S. Carey, branched out from underneath the canopy of Bon Iver, and we saw what the singer-songwriter could do when separated from the Justin Vernon-led project. Now, after a pair of studio records and another duo of EPs, he’s getting ready to release Hundred Acres, which, per a press release, “finds Carey at his most confident, mature and grounded, writing the strongest songs of his career.” With the album, he seeks to communicate the beauty of simplicity while delving into the poetry of healing personal wounds.

The lead single “Fool’s Gold” showcases a piece of those reflections and gives us a taste of what we can expect from the rest of the album. The track sees Carey’s soothing vocals front and center, over a foundation of acoustic guitar strums decorated with ethereal keys and lilting slide. Carey explains in a press release, “This song is what started the whole record … everything came out of it and the vibe it created.”

Hundred Acres, out Feb. 23 via Jagjaguwar, was self-produced by Carey, with engineering and co-production from Zach Hanson and Chris Messina, and boasts music contributions from Gordi, who sings backing vocals on three tracks, Casey Foubert (Sufjan Stevens) and Rob Moose (yMusic). See the cover art and tracklist below, underneath the players for “Fool’s Gold” and Carey’s 2010 Daytrotter Session. Carey will set out on a tour supporting the album next spring—see those dates below, as well.

Hundred Acres Cover Art:

S Carey Hundred Acres.jpg

Hundred Acres Tracklist:

01. Rose Petals
02. Hideout
03. Yellowstone
04. True North
05. Emery
06. Hundred Acres
07. More I See
08. Fool’s Gold
09. Have You Stopped to Notice
10. Meadow Song

S. Carey Tour Dates:

March
20 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon
21 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Off Broadway
22 – Bloomington, Ind. @ The Bishop
23 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The High Watt
24 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
26 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
27 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9
28 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot & Saddle
29 – New York, N.Y. @ Rough Trade
31 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott

April
01 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bar Le Ritz
02 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Drake 
04 – Detroit, Mich. @ Marble Bar
05 – Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas
07 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Cedar Cultural Center

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