Drummer for Recent Two-Time Grammy Winner Bon Iver and his project S. Carey
Union Drums introduces their UnionX Recording Series with two Sean Carey Signature Snare Drums. Carey is drummer and supporting vocalist for indie folk band and two-time Grammy Award winner Bon Iver, as well as being leader of his solo effort S. Carey.
These new UnionX Recording Series Snare Drums are as unique as Sean Carey's drumming, both in-studio and on-stage. The walnut-ply construction produces a unique sound that is as rich and warm as it is powerful. Sean says "I like my Union snare a lot, it sounds great, has great snap and good body. I am very attached to this drum and find it very versatile, both onstage and in studio."
The Sean Carey models utilize an 8-ply, 10mm shell with inner and outer plies of walnut, plus 6 inner plies of maple, with 45° bearing edges. Chrome vintage-style tube lugs add a very classic look. The die-cast hoops on top and bottom offer solid, accurate tuning. The Nickelworks snare strainer and Puresound snare wires team up to provide effortless variations of snare response.
Two shell sizes are available on these snare drums, a 14" x 5.5" and a deeper 14" x 7". Both can be tuned easily to accommodate live and recording situations. And both feature a beautiful, high gloss natural walnut finish. Known for producing affordable student to mid-line drumsets and sturdy hardware, these UnionX snare drums are Union's first entry into producing individual component drums.
Sean Carey, who grew up in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin "got the gig" with Bon Iver by studying its first album, For Emma, Forever Ago. For two weeks Sean spent hours learning all of the percussion parts, and even the singing and all harmonies. When the band Sean was in opened for Bon Iver, he approached leader Justin Vernon, and told him he knew all of his songs and wanted to play with him. Carey played for part of Bon Iver's show, and was officially signed to the band that same night. Bon Iver has reached a level of success as For Emma, Forever Ago has reached gold record status in the UK, Australia and Denmark.
Bon Iver’s latest 2011 release, "Bon Iver," was reviewed by Washington Post music critic Chris Richard, calling it "amorphous and triumphant — a haze of acoustic guitars, airy synthesizers and tumbling drums floating beneath Vernon’s hallucinogenic yowl, like two stratus clouds overlapping in a dream."
In August 2010, Sean Carey released his first solo album as S. Carey, All We Grow, on the indie rock label Jagjaguwar, the same label that Bon Iver is signed to. The song "In The Dirt" from that album appears in the last scene of the episode The Dig from the Season 7 of the TV series House M.D.
During September of 2010, S. Carey toured North America with The Tallest Man On Earth, featuring Swedish folk singer Kristian Matsson, and also performed at CMJ Music Marathon in New York in 2010. In 2011 S. Carey opened for indie rock singer-songwriter David Bazan before joining the Bon Iver tour as band director and one of two drummers.
Union Drums are designed and performance-tested in the USA, and come with everything needed to start playing, right out of the box. They offer value-priced intermediate, student and kid’s drum sets, plus quality drum hardware and hand percussion. Read more about Union at http://www.uniondrums.com/.