Break Me Open album cover

Discography / 

Albums

Break Me Open

April 22, 2022

From recording and reflecting at home in Eau Claire, WI, to tracking at a studio outpost in Gualala, CA, to experiencing an unforgettable epiphany while fly fishing in Montana, Break Me Open sees S. Carey confront pain, grief, and loss, only to emerge with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and generosity. In a vow to stay present and vulnerable, the musician continued to move forward, found where the fear festered, and channeled these feelings into the music. Across Break Me Open, Carey sheds new skin and returns even better.

Tracks

  • Dark
  • Starless
  • Sunshower
  • Island
  • Waking Up
  • Desolate
  • Paralyzed
  • Where I Was
  • Break Me Open
  • Crestfallen

All We Grow (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

December 4, 2020

Ten years ago, S. Carey and All We Grow crept into our world like a seedling—delicate and unassuming, but putting down roots that would deepen and grow whether we saw them or not. Ten years later, All We Grow stands as a classic album - born without expectation and met with adoration - a cathartic result of Carey's extraordinary and vibrant life experiences that resonates loss, dreams and heart in a manner so instantly relatable, you feel as though you can touch it.

Tracks

  • Move
  • We Fell
  • In The Dirt
  • Rothko Fields
  • Mothers
  • Action
  • In the Stream
  • All We Grow
  • Broken
  • Take It With Me

Hundred Acres

February 23, 2018

At its heart, Hundred Acres - the third full-length from Wisconsin singer/songwriter S. Carey - finds him grounded and confident, writing the strongest songs of his career. More direct than ever, there is a wellspring of confidence in this new batch of songs that allow for ideas to remain uncomplicated while laying bare the intricacies of life.

Written in between touring schedules and the growth of his family, Carey produced Hundred Acres at April Base in Fall Creek, WI with support from his regular crew and contributions from the likes of Rob Moose (yMusic), Casey Foubert (Sufjan Stevens) and Sophie Payten (Gordi). He employed a smaller, more focused scale of instrumentation than on his previous albums while writing mostly on guitar instead of his go-to piano. Using more traditional song structures instead of the Steve Reich-ian repetitions of his past work, a new balance is struck that creates something unique. The result is a collection of poetic yet clear-eyed songs that both stand brightly on their own and tightly weave together to create a powerful album.

Tracks

  • Rose Petals
  • Hideout
  • Yellowstone
  • True North
  • Emery
  • Hundred Acres
  • More I See
  • Fool's Gold
  • Have You Stopped To Notice
  • Meadow Song

Supermoon EP

February 17, 2015

Recorded primarily during the perigee-syzygy (also known as the super moon) of August 2014, the Supermoon EP from S. Carey is a study in scale, space, and proximity. These songs are a new and closer look into existing works from both S. Carey's renowned full-lengths, 2010's All We Grow and 2014's Range of Light. With Supermoon, Carey has broken these songs down to their essential, acoustic parts with his forever humming vocals laid over top, lilting yet percussive piano, and a subtle swath of harmonic strings. You can hear Carey's breath between words and the pat of his fingers on the keys; you can hear the living room in which his family's baby grand piano sits. These songs are beautiful, intimate and so potently personal. This collection is a stark presentation of S. Carey laid bare, an open invitation for the listener to climb into his world.

Tracks

  • Fire-scene (alt. version)
  • We Fell (alt. version)
  • Supermoon
  • In The Stream (alt. version)
  • Neverending Fountain (alt. version)
  • Bullet Proof..I Wish I Was

Range Of Light

April 1, 2014

Range of Light incorporates elements of his previous work, but also amplifies Carey’s percussive proclivities, and is altogether more developed than its predecessors, with more input on the performance and even composition side from the band of musicians and best friends he assembled originally to bring All We Grow to life in the live setting. “There were times during recording sessions when there were three percussionists, all with different styles and fortes, playing at once, adding different textures."

From the flurry of violins over a circular rhythm in ‘Crown The Pines’ and the beautiful cries of ‘Alpenglow’, to the pensive depths of songs like ‘Fire-scene’ and ‘The Dome’, Range of Light is a still life of an artist in this particular stage of his life; a stage that has been met with the highest of peaks and the lowest of depths all within the range each of us treads through.

Tracks

Hoyas EP

May 8, 2012

Hoyas by S. Carey is a hospitable statement about love, longing and the celebration of knowing it well. You will find the familiar S. Carey modern classical repetition pushed into the vernacular of electronic music and beat making. This is the warmest electronic music you'll ever meet. The beats swing, stutter and pulse while each instrument retains a heightened awareness of its form and function within the larger family of voices.

Tracks

All We Grow

August 24, 2010

The debut album from S. Carey, All We Grow, is the result of a young lifetime immersed in music. As a band member of Bon Iver, Sean Carey witnessed a flip of his formal training to step firmly into a worldwide-touring rock band. His performance degree in classical percussion and his love for jazz drumming prepared him for a central role in the inspiring force of the Bon Iver live show.

Tracks

  • Rothko Fields
  • Action

Discography / 

Production & Performance

How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?

Big Red Machine

2021


Performance

Wavepool

Hailaker

2021


Performance

Echo Mountain

Jenny Owen Youngs

2021


Remixer

Lanue

Lanue

2021


Production, Performance

Follow You

Pieta Brown

2020


Production, Performance

Under Underneath

Gracie and Rachel

2020


Remixer

We Are Not Machines

Pieta Brown

2020


Production, Performance

The Avalanche

Owen

2020


Production, Performance

The Beauty of Survival (Renewed)

Foreign Fields

2020


Performance

Good Sport

The Air on Earth

2020


Vocals

Freeway

Pieta Brown

2019


Production, Performance

i,i

Bon Iver

2019


Performance

Dig

Luray

2019


Production, Performance

Absolute Zero

Bruce Hornsby

2019


Performance

Themes for Dying Earth

Teen Daze

2019


Vocals

Foraker

Cyrus Reynolds

2018


Vocals

Reservoir

Gordi

2018


Vocals

Only The Brave

Soundtrack

2017


Songwriter, Performance

22, A Million

Bon Iver

2016


Performance

Thesis Project

S. Carey & Taylor Deupree

2016


Co-writer, Production

The King Of Whys

Owen

2016


Production, Performance

Not A Word / I Won't Let You Fall

Low \\\ S. Carey

2016


Songwriter, Performance

Wild Dark Metal

Mason Jennings

2016


Performance

Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens

2015


Vocals

Aero Flynn

Aero Flynn

2015


Performance

Grand Beach (feat. Daniela Andrade & S. Carey)

Swim Good Now

2014


Vocals

The Wilder

Luray

2013


Production, Performance

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

2011


Performance