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Bayonne: 2019

Bayone in Studio A (photo by Brian Gallagher/WFUV)

Bayone in Studio A (photo by Brian Gallagher/WFUV)



Bayonne, the Austin-based musician Roger Sellers, has a beautiful new album called Drastic Measures. Listening to it makes you feel like you are on Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel: it's a joyful collection of songs that takes you to great heights.

Sellers' music is intricately layered and looped with unusual samples tucked into neat little pockets. There is a lyrical heft to the songs as well, with dueling themes of anxiety and hope. They are balanced with bright piano melodies that give the songs an airy feel.

During this episode of FUV Live, Sellers talks about the ups and downs of touring and explains how he weaves myriad sounds into cohesion. Joined his friend Matt Toman on drums, Sellers plays couple of the new Bayonne songs too.

[Recorded: 2/22/19; Engineer: Jim O'Hara; Producer: Sarah Wardrop]