Sean Bones just announced a winter tour in support of his critically album Buzzards Boy, which was released this spring on S/S Friends. Sean followed the album up this fall with the single “United” which was recorded Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn. The track premiered on Noisey and is also available to post and share via SoundCloud. Sean Bones will play two dates in NYC this month before heading to Southern California for several shows that will include stops at Bardot and The Bootleg with PAPA.
“Sean Bones may be the shaman I’ve been looking for my entire life.” – Daytrotter
“Artist You Should Know” – KCRW
” …we think he has officially arrived” – Interview Magazine
This month also marks the release of Pure Portals- a zine that features drawings and collages made by Sean over the year. In addition to art work, there will be unreleased tracks included in the packaging. The DIY effort is intended to put exclusive content in “people’s hands instead of hard drives” and offers a look at Sean’s process which is increasingly concerned with both visual and musical forms. Available here: seanbones.tictail.com
The tracks on Sean Bones sophomore album 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.
12.18 – New York, NY @ Converse Store Soho
12.19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
01.17 – Venice, CA @ The Townhouse
01.20 – Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel
01.21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot – School Night
01.28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater