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WATCH: S. Carey Captures Natural Winter Beauty In “Fire-scene” Video (FILTER Premiere)

By Staff on February 13, 2014

 

 

As much as we love S. Carey's work as the drummer/multi-intrumentalist for Bon Iver, the Wisconsin native has really proven himself as a solo artist to watch for. His 2010 debut, All We Grow, was a beautiful introduction and his upcoming Range of Light is proving to be equally captivating.

 

We're thrilled to premiere the video for his first single "Fire-scene" above, which you can enjoy before the album drops on April 1st (no foolin') via Jagjaguwar. Learn more about Carey's creative relationship with the video's director below.

 

The inspiration for the video, directed by Joe Baughman, came from one of Carey's heroes, naturalist John Muir. The video features an array of breathtaking landscapes. From snowy mountaintops to sunlight between silhouettes of trees, "Fire-scene" focuses on the gorgeous details that nature has to offer. Here Carey and Baughman divulge secrets of the video's creation and process:

 

S.Carey: I was drawn to Joe as director / film-maker because of his photographic aesthetic. I was drawn to the desolation of his photos from a recent trip to eastern Washington state - the high desert, cold, but not too snowy, and the vastness of the valleys. Seeing the motion of his shots and elements themselves took his photos to the next level. I challenged him to take some chances with harder edges and darker imagery because although the song sounds smooth and gentle, it comes from a darker place. Joe's interpretations of the darkness, as well as his juxtapositions of Mother nature vs. Man-made things make the video more thought-provoking.

Joe Baughman: In order to acquire the images that Sean and I desired, I made my way from Indiana (where waterfalls, etc. are rather scarce) to Spokane, WA and its surrounding area. The magnificence of the winter landscapes were well worth the bitter cold (wind chills far below 0!) and exhaustion I endured (lugging camera equipment for miles through snow and across ice, sometimes with an assistant, sometimes alone). I experienced and captured a plethora of unanticipated images presented to me by Nature herself, as if she desired to add her own voice to the project.

 

Retreat into the mind of S. Carey through the video and then keep your eyes open for his album Range of Light on April 1st via Jagjaguwar!

 

S.Carey Tour Dates

April

03 - IOWA CITY, IA - MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL
04 - NORMAN, OK - THE OPOLIS*
06 - DALLAS, TX - THREE LINKS*
07 - AUSTIN, TX - HOLY MOUNTAIN*
09 - NEW ORLEANS, LA - CIRCLE BAR*
10 - BIRMINGHAM, AL - THE BOTTLETREE*
11 - DECATUR, GA - EDDIE’S ATTIC*
12 - RALEIGH, NC - KINGS*
13 - WASHINGTON, DC - ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL*
14 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - BOOT & SADDLE*
16 - NEW YORK, NY - LE POISSON ROUGE*
17 - ALLSTON, MA - GREAT SCOTT*
18 - MONTREAL, QC - IL MOTORE*
19 - TORONTO, ON - THE GARRISON*
21 - PONTIAC, MI - THE PIKE ROOM AT THE CROFOOT*
22 - GRAND RAPIDS, MI - THE LADIES LITERARY CLUB*
23 - CHICAGO, IL - LINCOLN HALL*
24 - MILWAUKEE, WI - CLUB GARIBALDI*
25 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER*

May

16 - LEEDS, UK  -THE WARDROBE
17 - MANCHESTER, UK - ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC
18 - GLASGOW, UK - CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
19 - GATESHEAD QUAYS, UK - THE SAGE GATESHEAD
21 - NORWICH, UK - NORWICH ARTS CENTER
22 - LONDON, UK - VILLAGE UNDERGROUND
23 - BRUSSELS, BE - LE GRAN SALON AT LES NUITS
24 - UTRECHT, NL - LE GUESS WHO? FESTIVAL
26 - GOTHENBERG, SE - PUSTERVIK
27 - OSLO, NO - JOHN DOE
28 - COPENHAGEN, DK - VEGA (SMALL HALL)
30 - BERLIN, DE - LIDO
31 - DORTSMUND, DE - WAY BACK WHEN FESTIVAL

June

01 - LUXEMBOURG - EXIT07
03 - PARIS, FR - LE POINT EPHEMERE

 


* White Hinterland supports

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