On Monday (4/4), S. Carey of Bon Iver hits Off Broadway for a show with Blood Pony and local band Dots Not Feathers. As you may know, Bon Iver is set to release a new album this summer, but for now, Carey is still touring off of last year's debut solo record, All We Grow. The album is arguably best represented by the beautiful "In The Dirt." Let's have a listen.
Carey checked in with us late last year after his tour with The Tallest Man On Earth, offering up his 10 to Spin picks. We're glad he decided to play along.
We just finished a month long tour with The Tallest Man On Earth and one aspect of his music we really keyed in on is his use of bird imagery in his songs. Some of my favorite artists have also written about birds and here are some beautiful examples of that imagery. --S. Carey
1. The Sparrow and the Medicine by The Tallest Man On Earth
2. In Our Talons by Bowerbirds
3. Flocks III by Collections Of Colonies Of Bees
4. Where Bluebirds Fly by Radiohead
5. The Owl And The Tanager by Sufjan Stevens
6. Birdsong by Enrico Rava, Paul Motian, Stefano Bollani [listen]
7. On Your Wings by Iron and Wine
8. Hummingbird by Wilco
9. Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen (Keith Jarrett version)
10. Where Do My Bluebirds Fly by Tallest Man On Earth