Aubrie Sellers highly anticipated debut album, ‘New City Blues’, is now streaming in full exclusively as part of NPR Music’s “First Listen” series.
Of the music, NPR Music praises, “…delicately bruised twang and cursive phrasing archly elongating and wilting notes, tying her lines together with soft, tendrily flourishes…it’s plainly the work of an artist who’s determined to construct a riveting identity for herself.”
Out this Friday, January 29th on Carnival Records via Thirty Tigers, ‘New City Blues’ is now available to pre-order, which includes instant downloads of four albums tracks—“Light of Day,” “Sit Here And Cry,” “Loveless Rolling Stone” and “Losing Ground.”
Produced by Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, etc.), New City Blues, was recorded in Nashville and features 14 self-penned songs.
My influences are all over the place: the Kinks, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Buddy and Julie Miller, Creedence, even Ricky Skaggs. Led Zeppelin is my biggest rock influence—and that goes right straight, for me, to Ralph Stanley. That raw bluegrass, the banjo, that’s the same energy and intensity you get in punk. It’s all music that’s driven, that’s haunted, that cuts and moves,” Sellers, comments of the music… “Is so much more like garage rock, that raw raging stuff. Maybe you could say it’s ‘garage country’?!”
‘NEW CITY BLUES’ COMPLETE TRACK LIST
- Light of Day
- Sit Here and Cry
- Paper Doll
- Losing Ground
- Dreaming In The Day
- Liar Liar
- Humming Song
- Just To Be With You
- People Talking
- Something Special
- Loveless Rolling Stone
- Like the Rain
- Living Is Killing Me Stone
Already receiving widespread critical notice, CMT recently premiered the official music video for “Sit Here And Cry” and has selected Sellers for their “Next Women of Country” series.
In celebration of the release, Sellers will make her network television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Thursday, January 28th. Additional upcoming performances include an album release show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge on January 27th, a date with Chris Stapleton at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on February 20th and an appearance at the 2016 Stagecoach Festival.