Supermoon-inspired S. Carey EP to release in February

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

During last August's supermoon – the astronomical phenomenon where every dozen or so full moons is extra big – most people took to their telescopes to see it, their backyards to revel in it, or their social media feeds to not shut up about it.

But not Sean Carey, man! Instead, the singer-songwriter and Bon Iver multi-instrumentalist used the extra pressure shift in the Earth's lunar axis (I literally have no idea what I'm talking about) as inspiration and took to the studio to record his just-announced Supermoon EP to release on Feb. 17, 2015.

The EP includes a brand new track called "Supermoon," a Radiohead cover, and two re-worked versions of songs from each of his LPs (2010's All We Grow and this year's Range Of Light).

"The longer you spend with a song, the more you can see it in its pure form," Carey said in the EP's press materials.

"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," the presser reads. "These songs are beautiful, intimate and so potently personal."

Carey will head out to tour the album through a series of intimate living room shows this February around the south and West Coast. Sadly, the closest dates to the Chippewa Valley are Feb. 5 in Des Moines, Feb. 6 in St. Louis, and Feb. 7 in Kansas City.

Hear the alternative version of Range track, "Neverending Fountain" below, courtesy of Jagjaguwar. You can pre-order the EP on iTunes or via Secretly Canadian Distribution, and when you do, you can grab an instant grat download of the song.