When he isn’t performing with Bon Iver, drummer Sean Carey’s work as a solo artist is quite similar to the hushed neo-folk that made Justin Vernon into an unlikely arena filler. They’re obviously kindred spirits. Like Vernon, Carey writes lyrics that channel the mercurial pull of nature and the vast mysteries of the universe, and his vocals recall the ethereal whisperings of Sufjan Stevens. Carey’s latest album Hundred Acres explores the singer-songwriter’s fascination with the outdoors, and he muses about the benefit of natural surroundings and the positive impact of wide open spaces, all while exploring the all-consuming spell of new love.
— Nathan Weinbender