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Roger Sellers / Press

“As much as I usually like to formulate my own blurbs for these blog posts, the bio on Roger Sellers' respective social medial outlets is too good not to share. And I quote, "the artistic style of Roger Sellers is widely accessible. Imagine folk-dance-americana-electric-symphonic fusion, where Philip Glass, Sufjan Stevens, and Joanna Newson all groove to late night ambient house music in George Martin’s living-room." I don't think a further introduction is necessary, except to say that this is the first artist feature from AUSTIN PSYCH FEST, a festival we are extremely excited to cover this coming May. Stay tuned for more!”

“Roger looked almost like a mad scientist up on the stage, alternating between singing, drumming, and mixing to repeat beats and create completely wonderful music that sounded like it would take at least five people to create.”

“Now matter what style of music he’s playing, Roger Sellers always seems to effortlessly pull it off. It’s okay if you want to scream “talented bastard” and then shake your fist at the sky.”

“He is a visionary musical mind who builds original sonic landscapes from the ground up using synthesizers, effects pedals, live drumming and vocals. His hypnotic stage presence belies a level of effortless meandering, but closer study offers a distinct feeling that he's transmitting some sort of aural Xerox of music from the deepest recesses of his mind. The depth of this delightfully enigmatic figure makes him our single most intriguing music talent in Austin.”

“Roger Sellers is NOT a DJ. Hell, his stickers even proclaimed it. Truth be told, I’m not sure what he is. His music is a surreal combination of spacy keyboards, thunderous, tribal drums and fluttery vocals that suggest a man constantly on the brink of an emotional breakdown – all recorded, warped and looped multiple times to give his songs a haunting, ethereal vibe.”

“A man with a glut of guitar pedals and a synthesizer was performing on stage. The San Marcos-based performer stunned with his last three songs, a mixture of glo-fi tracks. A few ladies felt compelled to hula hoop in front of the stage. On any other night it would have been a backyard house show, but thanks to Roger Sellers, this felt a whole lot like seaside dance party on the Balearic Isles. After running through the Altered Zones showcase at the ND, this show was a welcome Texan reprise.”

“Roger singlehandedly makes unique music and carefully executes his vision. When you listen to it, you feel like nothing you are hearing is accidental. ”

Equals

“Roger Sellers was performing a minimalist set of music that came through in movements rather than individual songs. Equipped with a keyboard, small drum set-up and a pair of headphones, Sellers’ atmospheric musical landscapes met the audience’s approval.”

“Sellers has a stellar resume even at the young age of 24. Over the course of two self-produced and self-released albums, he’s explored the intersection of pop, folk, and electronica, building mini-symphonies with a variety of loops. He plays all the instruments himself, from guitar and banjo to piano and drums, yet through inspired production techniques, the sounds come out slightly askew. On 2011′s Moments, Sellers crafted a suite of songs that live up to the title: snapshots of musical memories, but when taken together, they add up to something that’s both intimate and joyous.”

“The manner with which such a young and new musician manages to construct seventeen vastly disparate but collectively consistent tracks, that have relentlessly stumped and confounded me to find words adequate enough to accurately describe his music to you for the last few weeks now is, if not a sign of lacklustre journalism, a demonstration of his credibility as an individual who merits being kept a sharp eye on.”

“Simultaneously meticulous and simple, emotive and honest, Roger Sellers combines folk and subtle electro to make a vivid masterpiece.”

“When I first heard Roger's music it was a breath of fresh air. After a few more listens, my faith in our generation was rejuvenated. Ask me after a hundred more. His is a keen musical mind I will be watching for years to come.”

Grace Park, The Blue Hit
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