Noisey is running an MP3 premiere of Sean Bones' new single "United." The track was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks and marks Sean Bones' first release since his critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Buzzards Boy.
Sean says, "While getting songs ready for the studio, I kept getting distracted by the presidential campaigning and all the misinformation that goes with that. Politics are so divisive right now. Music can be the opposite of that and I wanted to project a good feeling."
Sean Bones' sophomore album Buzzards Boy was released this spring on S/S Friends. Interview Magazine said the tracks on Buzzards Boy, "float somewhere between blissful contentment and wistful melancholy-the sort of precarious balance that is often described as "beachy," "sunny," or "summery."' Daytrotter stated, "Sean Bones may be the shaman I've been looking for my entire life."
Sean Bones is currently on tour with The Growlers. Tour dates are listed below.
The tracks on Buzzards Boy are swathed in reverby surf guitars and loose percussion. It's easy to imagine hearing this album out doors, at night. A full listen reveals a wide range of influences digested into something wholly Bones' own. "Tell Me Again" is a folky harmonium piece played over what sounds like the Miami Sound Machine. "Four Dub" explores open space and urgency. The sublime "Black Gold" starts with a scruffy hip hop beat until giving way to another one of those swoony boy-girl ballads that he's good at.
At the heart of Buzzards Boy is a romantic young man, worried about the world and checking himself for imagined damage. Somewhere in the storm came a renewed sense of purpose. Fittingly, the exuberant lead single "Here Now" was written last. Backed by Fool's Gold's Garrett Ray and Lewis Pesacov, the song brims with energy as an ecstatic Bones proclaims, "I'm here now, hold it down!." Whether he's here to remind himself or the rest of us doesn't matter - the track is his most confident and inspiring to date.
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Sean Bones October 2012 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
10.11 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
10.12 Worcester, MA @ Clark University ^
10.13 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^
^ w/ The Growlers
Photo credit: Jesse Untracht Oakner
For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:
Sean Bones Official Website