Tuesday, May 8, 2012

S. Carey's Hoyas

Sean Carey came to our attention as a member of Justin Vernon's extended Bon Iver family, and like Vernon, he makes slow, dreamy, multilayered pop that has a great deal more experimentation and chops to it than you'd think, first time through. The Hoyas EP follows a full-length called All We Grow from last year, and continues a soft focus exploration of voice, percussion, rock instruments and a bit of brass.

Free download "Two Angles" is probably the EP's prettiest track, but not necessarily the bravest or most interesting. That would be "Avalanche" where Carey toys with some hip hop/electronica type influences, a la Vernon in Kanye's "Lost in the World."

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