On June 18, Crosseyed Music will release the second full-length album Kicker Town from Rusty Truck. Kicker Town was recorded in Los Angeles at The Village Studios, and produced by Andres Levin and Mike Viola. Frontman Mark Seliger states, “I was pretty adamant about the sound of this record being country. Country and Western to be exact.” When describing Rusty Truck’s sound, Jakob Dylan uses the phrase “lonesome music.” Seliger agrees saying, “It’s about memory, despair, self-discovery and love gone wrong. A perfect world for country songwriting.” For the songs on Kicker Town, Seliger took unfinished material he had written over the previous four years and sat down with his band mates in August 2012 to finish them. Together they turned the bits and pieces into 11 complete songs. Seliger is a storyteller, and considers Kicker Town to be a country opera.
Founded in 2003 and fronted by world-renowned editorial photographer Mark Seliger, this is the band’s second album in five years. Formerly chief photographer for Rolling Stone and currently working for Condé Nast Publications including GQ and Vanity Fair and Details. His fashion work has been featured in Italian Vogue, Spanish Vogue, and German Vogue. He is well known for his portraits of musicians and celebrities. Some of his best-known portraits include Kurt Cobain, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Drew Barrymore and President Barack Obama. Seliger made many musician friends throughout his career who encouraged him to pursue music and went on to become his collaborators. He has gone on to record music with artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Jakob Dylan, Gillian Welch, Sheryl Crow, T-Bone Burnett