Inevitably linked with Bon Iver bandmate and musical mentor Justin Vernon in press coverage of his music, Sean Carey has managed to build up his own formidable catalog of ethereal folk-pop when he's not busy touring the world as part of the famed Eau Claire-based ensemble. The latest installment, Range of Light, serves up lyrically contemplative and musically lush mid-tempo folk-rock ("Glass/Film") alongside totally trippy, densely layered ambient explorations ("Fleeting Light"). An array of atypical rock instrumentation is employed — harps, woodwinds, kalimba! — in service of its beautifully soothing soundscapes. With White Hinterland.
Fri., April 25, 7 p.m., 2014