New album preview – Sean Hayes’ “Run Wolves Run”

On 13 February, 2010 by slowcoustic

Run Wolves Run

Upcoming album (March 16th, 2010) from Sean Hayes is getting a preview of a couple of promotional tracks that were just released.

Well, I guess you could say what’s the big deal, you would assume that I would like Sean Hayes due to previous releases.  He is definitely on the radar around here with his laid back sound and singer songwriter leanings.  Well, I saw the update over on Songs:Illinois (maybe when I get to be a real blogger, he will get his updates from me…but until then…) and I knew there was a new album on its way, but lost focus and kinda forgot!  I know, bad music guy to forget about an anticipated album but it happens to all of us I guess.

So the first couple of tracks “Garden” and “When We Fall In” are the perfect teaser to a new album by an artist you are already familiar with.  I say this because the first track Garden is exactly what you want (and expect) from Hayes – a slower paced catchy tune that you like instantly.  If you are familiar with Hayes previous albums, you might compare it to something merged from “A Thousand Tiny Pieces” and “Alabama Chicken” (my favourite album by Hayes).  It has a little bit more added on top, almost like bonus of some interesting percussion and flecks of layering (cymbals, layered vocals, keyboards) and it maybe freshens up his sound and you know you are listening to something new.

When you get to When We Fall In – you are treated to something a touch different – more “band” you could say.  You still get Hayes classic slightly scratchy/nasal delivery (this is meant in the most flattering way, I have to say) but you know he is working with a crew on this one.  If for nothing else than the echoing backing vocals you know that he is looking to show a bit of growth that was hinted to in previous albums.  I find this song makes him part performer and part singer-songwriter.  He is not just a guy with a guitar and lone spotlight on the stage, he is growing into entertaining and stretching his talents as a musician.  I am excited to see what the remainder of the album has to provide.

Sean Hayes

“Garden” (mp3)
“When We Fall In”
(mp3)
from “Run Wolves Run”
(Sean Hayes)

More On This Album

Bonus Video for Garden:

You can find fantastic deals on Pre-Orders as well as his full back catalog on his website HERE.  You get all sorts of signed CDs/Vinyl and the 3 track “Honeybees Falling” EP included!!

~Smansmith

9 Responses to “New album preview – Sean Hayes’ “Run Wolves Run””

  • kata rokkar

    already pre-ordered the vinyl.

    love it!

  • Frogger

    That album art is amazing.

  • You’re a real enough blogger for me to quote over on my site :-D

    http://www.indieshuffle.com/sean-hayes-run-wolves-run/

  • slowcoustic

    @kr – nice, that vinyl will be sweet! Hope it’s signed ;-)
    @froggy – the album art is interesting as well because it reflects something soo not Hayes…I think!
    @Shuffle – thanks for backin’ me up!!

  • dubs

    just finished listening to the album. I will say this: the preview tracks are merely a cover to so much more. whole nother beast past track 3…but you will like it just the same. lyrically, same ol’ reliable Sean Hayes. Musically, well, to say it is sonically different is a bit of an understatement.

    i compare Sean’s recent fascination with the electric (guitar) to that of a child’s favorite new toy at christmas – the only difference being Sean is nowhere close to being finished playing with his. Fantastic album…can’t wait to see what others have to think.

  • Kurny

    Who is the girl on the Album cover???? I ADORE the picture and Sean!!!

  • James M

    I also want to know more about the great album cover!

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