Sean Hayes

Impressively-coiffed troubadour Sean Hayes has announced plans to release Before We Turn To Dust, to be released September 4th, 2012 with digital distribution service The Orchard. Those who pre-order the record will get an immediate download of the first single, “Miss Her When I’m Gone.” Hayes, whom you may remember from such hits as “Powerful Stuff”, used prominently in a Subaru campaign last year, promises a departure from his typical work on this record.

Though he’ll stay his usual soulful self, he’s turning to a heavier R&B influence on Before We Turn to Dust. Hayes is also joined by a cavalcade of Bay Area-based stars on the record, working with former collabos of Thao Nguyen, Silian Rail and Tune-Yards. And while not on the new album, an unreleased track, “Fall On My Knees”, is available for download via Sean Hayes’ website.

Hayes has a light tour schedule ahead of him, playing a handful of shows this summer, one of them being Saturday at Outside Lands.

Watch Hayes perform “Soul Shaker”, off 2010’s Run Wolves Run, at The New Parish.