Sean Bones Releases “If You Hear A Knock”
On Ear Farm’s Holiday Compilation Do You EAR What I EAR?
RINGS Out NOW On Frenchkiss Records
It’s here! After a slight delay, EAR FARM and Let ‘Em In Studios are thrilled to announce the release of Do you EAR what I EAR?, a holiday album for the Association to Benefit Children, available NOW as a digital download exclusively on EAR FARM’s Store Page for a suggested minimum donation of $5.00.
Do you EAR what I EAR? features original and classic holiday songs from Tom Tom Club, Asobi Seksu, Sean Bones, Sharon Van Etten, and many more, and all of the proceeds will go directly to the Association to Benefit Children, an outstanding New York-based service dedicated to permanently break the cycles of abuse, neglect, sickness and homelessness among disadvantaged children and their families. Awarded a four-star rating by Charity Navigator, ABC carries out this mission through a series of compassionate, sustainable, comprehensive and integrated services. They are a charity near and dear to our heart, and we’re grateful to have rounded up such a vast array of exceptional people to help them out in a season that’s all about giving back.
The album has already received advance praise from Pitchfork, The L Magazine, Consequence of Sound, and more, and we’re delighted to finally share the result of nearly four months of inspired collaboration and efforts among an incredibly talented and generous group of bands and musicians, as well as the comprehensive recording and mixing services of Nadim Issa and Let ‘Em In Studios – a stellar new recording studio now open in the Gowanus/Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn (hint hint go check it out, bands) – and the mastering expertise of Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta at The Lodge.
Our role involved coordinating and curating the compilation, inviting a spectrum of genres and sounds into the project and working with both dear friends and musicians we’ve long admired and are now fortunate enough to also consider as friends.
“…tender, whimsical and subtly tripped-out folk-pop, topped off with ecstatic harmonies.” – Time Out New York
“Rings has the potential to be one of this summer’s pool-side party discs.” -Relix
“Bones slaps energy and devotion into dancehall chills, steel percussion, flutes, and a wide range of stylistic approaches found on his debut album Rings, the likes of which are rarely found in an up-and-coming artist.” -Eastern Surf
“Sean Bones is an exciting new band from New York that sounds like it’s coming direct from the streets of Trenchtown.” -IFC
“…Get transported into Sean Bones’s world; a place where reggae is not just reggae but glimmering with pop gloss…and pop is not simply pop, but a raw, driven source that makes the perfect soundtrack to a New York summer.” -Baeble Music
“…What he’s made is the perfect summer soundtrack. Some songs are playful pop while others have more of a rock edge, but always with a reggae beat so infectious that you can’t help moving to the music.” -LA2DAY
“…coaxing an imaginary island breeze” -Earfarm
“…we’ve been loving the infusion of white boys doing indie-reggae. The first two singles, “Easy Street” and “Sugar In My Spoon” were brilliant, and new track, “Dancehall” continues the rub-a-dub sound.” -Future Sounds
“Sean Bones puts on the best live show to be seen in years.” -IndieRockReviews.com (Band Of The Week)
“…is like a little golden nugget.” -URB
Recorded by Jon Spencer knob-minder, Jay Braun, RINGS runs the gamut from sturdy rocksteady grooves to sly Spector-esque pop; Afrobeat bounce to reggaeton, disco, and so much more. And of course, there’s the Norah Jones connection. Sullivan spent last summer in Jamaica shooting a film opposite the Grammy award winner. Wah Do Dem – patois for “What They Do” – premiered at the LA Film Festival last June, and took home the Narrative Competition Award.