Audrye Sessions (EP)

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Audrye Sessions
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EP by Audrye Sessions
Released October 14, 2008[1]
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, rock[2]
Length 17:28
Label Black Seal/Sony BMG
Audrye Sessions chronology
Braille
(2007)Braille2007
Audrye Sessions (EP)
(2008)
Audrye Sessions
(2009)Audrye Sessions2009

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.

Background[edit]

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]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Aversion 2/5 stars[10]
ALTsounds (73%)[11]
The Review Busters (6/10)[12]
Wonka Vision 3/5 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]

No. Title Length
1. "Turn me off" 3:32
2. "Awake" 3:23
3. "Where you'll find me" 3:39
4. "New Year's Day" 4:53
Total length: 17:28
Information of track listing.[14]

Personnel[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. 
  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. ReviewBusters.net. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  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. 
  12. ^ Eric. "Audrye Sessions EP Review". The Review Busters. ReviewBusters.net. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  13. ^ a b c "Audrye Sessions – "Audrye Sessions EP"". Wonka Vision. Wonka Vision Magazine. January 10, 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  14. ^ "Audrye Sessions EP". Yahoo Music. Yahoo! Inc. Retrieved 23 October 2010. [permanent dead link]

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