Sean Bones Announces Fall Tour Dates
Brooklyn-based recording artist Sean Bones' sophomore album Buzzards Boy was released this spring on S/S Friends to critical acclaim. 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 just announced a fall tour in support of the album, which includes shows with Divine Fits and The Growlers. All tour dates are listed below.
On Buzzards Boy, Sean Bones transcends a varied stylistic past to reveal himself as an intriguing songwriter capable of truth and sonic spells. Sean and his bandmates hooked up with a producer for the first time. Shane Stoneback was sought out for his uncanny recording methods (oil cans, toys amps) and his enthusiasm for the demos he was absorbing between his other name-brand projects (Fucked Up, Sleigh Bells, Cults) The sessions were brief and at some point during the week Bones resolved to taking on the rest of the project alone.
Traveling between rehearsal spaces, bedrooms and eventually to the West Coast, he built an awesome second record from the foundation laid through this partnership. Paste Magazine said, "If his 2010 debut Rings dipped its toes in some intriguing waters-mixing up tropical guitars, reggae beats and scrappy pop-punk-Buzzards Boy takes a grown-up jump into the deep end, committing itself to a tangibly tropical vibe...Bones sounds young, fun, and at moments, fearless."
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.
09.08 New London, CT @ I Am Festival
09.09 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10.05 Albany, NY @ Valentines ^
10.06 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met ^
10.07 Hamden, CT @ The Space ^
10.11 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
10.12 Worcester, MA @ Clark University ^
10.13 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^
* w/ Divine Fits
^ w/ The Growlers