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Ruston Kelly - Dying Star Vinyl 2LP (Out Of Stock) - direct audio

Ruston Kelly - Dying Star Vinyl 2LP (Out Of Stock)

Rounder Records

  • $ 2498

Ruston Kelly Dying Star Vinyl 2LP

Ruston Kelly's highly anticipated full-length debut, Dying Star, was co-produced with Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer) and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, TX. It includes 14 songs written/co-written by Kelly and features Kelly (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, xylophone, harmonica), Jarrad K (12-string guitar, background vocals, electric guitar, Rhodes), Tim Kelly (pedal steel), Ian Fitchuk (piano, organ, drums, percussion), Eli Beaird (bass) and Kyle Ryan (banjo) as well as background vocals from Jon Green, Natalie Hemby, Kacey Musgraves, Kate York, Abby Sevigny and Joy Williams.

Of the album, Kelly comments, "A lot of my music is focused on suffering, or trying to understand the human condition through the lens of suffering...which probably sounds totally depressing, but it's actually the flipside of that. Sometimes you've gotta go into that darkness – you need to get lost and then figure out for yourself how to find your way back. That's the only way we can find pure joy, and really be thankful for the life we've been given."

The release of Dying Star follows a breakout year for the Nashville-based artist, whose debut EP, Halloween, was released in April 2017 to widespread acclaim. Of the music, Rolling Stone praised that it, "...shows a powerful grasp on storytelling gleaned from his love of the Carter Family and Townes Van Zandt, but also a more ragged rock & roll soul: it's Americana, if your Americana is Bruce Springsteen with an acoustic guitar, sung by someone who spins a little heavy metal too."

Ruston Kelly Dying Star Track Listing:

1. Cover My Tracks
2. Mockingbird
3. Son Of A Highway Daughter
4. Paratrooper's Battle Cry
5. Faceplant
6. Blackout
7. Big Brown Bus
8. Mercury
9. Anchors
10. Just For The Record
11. Trying To Let Her
12. Jericho
13. Dying Star
14. Brightly Burst Into The Air

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