Audrye Sessions

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Audrye Sessions
Ryan Karazija (low quality).jpg
Ryan Karazija (2012)
Background information
Origin Oakland, California
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2002 (2002)–2010 (2010)
Labels Black Seal
Associated acts Low Roar
Past members Ryan Karazija - Vocals/Guitar
Alicia Marie Campbell - Bass
Michael Knox - Guitar
James Leste - Drums

Audrye Sessions was an indie rock band from Oakland, California.[1]

History[edit]

Audrye Sessions was founded in 2002 by singer Ryan Karazija who was later joined by Alicia Marie Campbell.[1] Soon after Michael Knox joined the band through a Craigslist ad. They began playing coffeehouses in their hometown of Livermore, California.

In a San Francisco Chronicle profile, they have described themselves as having a "very Brit-rock feel like The Beatles meet Muse."[2] The band has been compared to Muse, Coldplay, Oasis, Radiohead, and Verve.[3][4][5][6]

In 2007 they won a spot on Live 105's BFD summer concert, and have played at San Francisco's Noise Pop and Austin's SXSW music festivals. Their final lineup consisted of Karazija and Campbell, as well as Michael Knox and James Leste. Musicians who previously performed and toured with Audrye Sessions include violinist Anton Patzner and drummer Alex Feldman.

They released a self-titled Audrye Sessions EP in October 2008 through Black Seal, a unit of RCA Records. The band's first full-length album, was released on February 17, 2009.[7]

In the fall of 2009, they recorded "Turn Me Off" in Simlish. The song was later featured in The Sims 3: World Adventures, the first expansion pack for the massively popular The Sims 3 video game.

Their music was featured in the television show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In their first self-titled album, their song "Turn Me Off" was the most popular. In the summer of 2010, they released an EP called An Otherwise Perfect Day. On August 24, 2010, the band performed their final show in their hometown of Oakland.

Karazija subsequently relocated to Reykjavík, Iceland and recorded as Low Roar, releasing a self-titled album in 2011.[8][9][10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Audrye Sessions (2009), Black Seal

EPs[edit]

  • Audrye Sessions (2008), Black Seal
  • An Otherwise Perfect Day (2010), Tonequake

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Donnell, Kevin (2009) "Breaking: Audrye Sessions", Rolling Stone, February 18, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2013
  2. ^ Vigil, Delfin (June 7, 2007). "Bandwidth / Audrye Sessions". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ Birchmeier, Jason "Audrye Sessions Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved April 15, 2013
  4. ^ "The Buzz On: Audrye Sessions", MTV, February 13, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2013
  5. ^ Currie, Ross (2008) "Thanksgiving Eve with Audrye Sessions", phillyist.com, November 26, 2008. Retrieved April 15, 2013
  6. ^ Brown, August (2009) "Audrye Session "Audrye Sessions"", Los Angeles Times, January 13, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2013
  7. ^ Jones Wright, Lavinia (2009) "Audrye Sessions - Audrye Sessions", Billboard, February 21, 2009, p. 34. Retrieved April 15, 2013
  8. ^ Svymbersky, Christopher (2012) "Ryan Moves to Iceland and Low Roar is Born", Iceland Airwaves Journal. Retrieved April 15, 2013
  9. ^ Cherrie, Chrysta "Low Roar Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved April 15, 2013
  10. ^ Fiander, Matthew (2012) "Low Roar: Low Roar", PopMatters, January 4, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2013

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