– featured image courtesy of cameron wittig –
sean carey has long augmented his contributions to bon iver with a solo output under the moniker of s. carey. that body of work is now slated to grow even further; carey will release his new album, hundred acres, on february 23rd via jagjaguwar.
coupled with the announcement is “fool’s gold,” the affecting catalyst for the rest of the songs that populate hundred acres. the palette of “fool’s gold” reflect’s carey’s sparse, stripped-down approach to this project; an acoustic guitar lightly accents carey’s crystalline, prominent lead vocal for much of the track before ben lester’s pedal steel leads a small band into the fray, providing a warm pad of gentle flourishes through to its conclusion.
hundred acres will arrive in time to provide respite from a bitter midwestern winter. for the time being, reflect on “fool’s gold,” below.