Signed & Numbered 2xLP Test Pressing Bundle

  • Signed & Numbered 2xLP Test Pressing Bundle

Signed & Numbered 2xLP Test Pressing Bundle

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- 2xLP test pressing - signed by Ruston. Each copy will also be housed in a brown cardboard jacket, stamped by hand with album info, and numbered. Only 25 sets of test pressings will be sold for the world.
- Dying Star 2xLP black commercial vinyl (the finished edition!)
- Dying Star album download delivered with purchase

The full-length debut from singer/songwriter Ruston Kelly, Dying Star is a document of self-destruction and salvation. With a storytelling sensibility that constantly shifts from candid to poetic, the Nashville-based artist details his experience with addiction, which included time in rehab and an overdose in early 2016. Rooted in a delicately sculpted sound that shows every nuance of his vocal delivery, Dying Star captures all the chaos and heartbreak on the way to finding redemption. Kelly co-produced Dying Star with Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer), enlisting local musicians like singer/songwriter Natalie Hemby, Joy Williams (formerly of the Civil Wars), Kacey Musgraves (Kelly’s wife), and Abby Sevigny (Kelly’s sister) to bring the album’s gracefully melodic, guitar-driven arrangements to life. With each song centered on lucid self-examination, Kelly shapes his narrative with equal parts singer/songwriter confessionalism and punk-rock irreverence. “A lot of my music is focused on suffering, or trying to understand the human condition through the lens of suffering,” he says. “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.”

A test pressing is the version of the 2xLP we check to make sure everything sounds right. It’s super exclusive, because the manufacturer only make these once. Here’s what this bundle includes...

Sept 7th, 2018

Side A
1.Cover My Tracks (3:27)
2.Mockingbird (4:38)
3.Son Of A Highway Daughter (3:37)
4.Paratrooper’s Battle Cry (4:00)
5.Faceplant (3:43)

Side B
1.Blackout (4:26)
2.Big Brown Bus (4:56)
3.Mercury (3:19)
4.Anchors (4:10)
5.Just For The Record (3:42)

Side C
1.Trying To Let Her (3:28)
2.Jericho (2:53)
3.Dying Star (5:26)
4.Brightly Burst (1:34)

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