Audrye Sessions (EP)

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Audrye Sessions
EP by
ReleasedOctober 14, 2008[1]
GenrePop, rock[2]
LabelBlack Seal/Sony BMG
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Audrye Sessions is the 2008 self-titled EP by the band Audrye Sessions, which was released on October 14, 2008, under Black Seal, a unit of Sony BMG.[3] It featured their first single "Turn Me Off", which fared well among critics and received airplay on the radio.


Prior to Audrye Sessions, the band was signed with an independent label and released the album Braille. This led to a major-label recording contract with RCA Records' subsidiary Black Seal for Audrye Sessions.[3] According to lead singer Karazija, inspiration for "Turn Me Off" came after watching a television special hosted by James Gandolfini about war veterans who came back injured badly.[4] He says that the song is intended to evoke "being so messed up that you want to shut off."[5] The song has been described as having an "up-tempo beat".[5] "Awake" and "Where you'll find me" have been compared musically to Radiohead.[5]

Although they did not do so extensively, Audrye Sessions supported the release of the EP with a tour,[6] and performed at the CMJ Music Marathon in 2008.[7] All four of the songs on the EP appeared on their self-titled full-length album.[8] In 2008, Black Seal released the music video for "Turn me off",[6] which was directed by Sean Desmond.[9]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Aversion2/5 stars[10]
The Review Busters(6/10)[12]
Wonka Vision3/5 stars[13]

Audrye Sessions received mixed reviews among critics. Reviews from Aversion were not favorable, saying the EP was "marginally boring and certainly (an) unsavory sector of modern-day indie rock",[10] and that the band provided better music live than recorded.[13] However, it has been called an instant pleasure,[11] and overall "more good than bad".[13]

Track listing[edit]

1."Turn me off"3:32
3."Where you'll find me"3:39
4."New Year's Day"4:53
Total length:17:28
Information of track listing.[14]


  • Alicia Marie Campbell – bass
  • Ryan Karazija – vocals/guitar
  • Michael Knox – guitar
  • James Leste – drums


  1. ^ "Audrye Sessions EP". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Audrye Sessions EP". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Audrye Sessions (Biography)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Audrye Sessions Biography". Black Seal. Black Seal Music. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ a b c Tan (November 30, 2008). "Music Review: Audrye Sessions - Audrye Sessions EP". Blogcritics. Technorati Media. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  6. ^ a b Eric. "Interview with Alicia Campbell of Audrye Sessions". The Review Busters. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 23 October 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ CMJ New Music Monthly, p. 3.
  8. ^ Billboard, p. 34.
  9. ^ Black Seal (September 30, 2008). "Audrye Sessions - "Turn me off"". Vimeo. Vimeo, LLC. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  10. ^ a b "Audrye Sessions EP". Aversion. Aversion Media, LLC. Retrieved 23 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ a b "Audrye Sessions EP". ALTsounds. Altsounds LTD. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ Eric. "Audrye Sessions EP Review". The Review Busters. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 23 October 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  13. ^ a b c "Audrye Sessions – "Audrye Sessions EP"". Wonka Vision. January 10, 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  14. ^ "Audrye Sessions EP". Yahoo Music. Yahoo! Inc. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)


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