There's really nothing I enjoy more than beating Pitchfork to the punch. So before that evil mutant music mega-blog invariably enshrines S. Carey's, All We Grow, as "Best New Music," I'm coming out of semi-retirement to tell you that this album makes my heart go "bump-bump" like Scandinavian heiresses with 100 million dollar fortunes (No, not you, Elin, I'm looking for a younger Nordic bride...).
S. Carey, (or Sean Carey for those still scarred by Initials after being exposed by that disturbing piece of celluloid, M. Butterfly) was a collaborator on Bon Iver's seminal masterwork, For Emma, Forever Ago, and he continues to explore the same sonic terrain on the stunningly beautiful album seen here. And yes, the first time I heard "In the Dirt" (posted below), I put on high socks, flipped upside down, and did a headstand in a giant vat of goat's milk, but I suppose everything looks more idyllic in photos...
Hear and watch a fan-made video for "In the Dirt" here: