Thursday, July 14, 2016



‘Low Light,’ the eighth album from independent recording artist Sean Hayes, captures his distinctive sound at its most intimate. Recorded both at home and in the studio, Low Light webs its way through genres, incorporating the pulse and yearning of R&B with the low-fi grit and crackle of folk. From the gauzy, beat-driven title track to the aching, old-school country “Sing Me Your Love Song,” Hayes’ voice glides between a growling purr and seductive vibrato, transporting the listener into a rich, sensual late-night world.

Publicly posted tracks "Love That Woman" and "She Knows."

Teaser video.

In his twenty-year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He’s dueted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and had his music featured in a variety of television shows, films, and commercials. Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the SF Weekly puts it, “succeeds on the tension between warm, resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour’s coo.” In the track “Home I Left” Hayes sings of leaving San Francisco--“headed north with my young family/needed space to grow”—and this album is structured to represent snapshots from his life in the four years since. ‘Low Light’ thrums with songs of desire, sanctuary, and the redemptive power of love.

His previous album ‘Before We Turn To Dust’ reached #3 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart and was added by over 150 radio stations nationally. iTunes Store said, "It's the kind of salt-of-the-earth soul that would sit well on a mix alongside early Donny Hathaway recordings." Paste Magazine called Hayes “a very appealing songwriter—one who’s poised to get the recognition he deserves.”

Hayes is currently preparing for a national tour and composing music for a forthcoming James Redford documentary to air this fall on HBO.

Sean Hayes Tour Dates

July 15 - Woodmen Hall - Lopez Island, WA
July 30 - Castoro Cellars - Templeton, CA
July 31 - HopMonk Novato - Novato, CA
August 4 -  Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
August 5 - The Frequency - Madison, WI
August 6 -  SPACE - Chicago, IL
August 7 - Pabst LIve - The Back Room at Colectivo - Milwaukee, WI
August 9 - North Dakota Museum of Art - Grand Forks, ND
August 25 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA
August 27 - HopMonk - Sebastopol, CA
September 7 - MotorCo - Durham, NC
September 8 - Eddie's Attic - Decatur, GA
September 9 - Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
September 10 - 12th and Porter - Nashville, TN
September 11 - Zanzabar - Louisville, KY
September 13 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
September 14 - 9th Ward - Buffalo, NY
September 16 - Cafe 939 - Boston, MA
September 17 - One Longfellow - Portland, ME
September 18 - Columbus Theatre - Providence, RI
September 20 - Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
September 21 - Le Poisson Rouge - NYC, NY
September 23 - Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
September 24 - IOTA - Arlington, VA
September 25 - The Evening Muse - Charlotte, NC
October 6 - Filling Station - Bozeman, MT
October 8 - Top Hat - Missoula, MT
October 9 - Pub Station - Billings, MT
October 10 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
October 13 - Avogadro's Number - Fort Collins, CO
October 15 - State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
October 22 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
November 2 - Green Frog - Bellingham, WA
November 3 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
November 4 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
November 5 - HiFi - Eugene, OR
November 6 - Brickroom - Ashland, OR
November 9 - SOhO - Santa Barbara, CA
November 10 - The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA
November 11 - Venue TBA - San Diego, CA
November 12 - Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA

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