Ruston Kelly will release his new album, Dirt Emo Vol. 1, on Oct. 11 via Rounder Records. The eight-track project consists of Kelly’s favorite emo songs, including a rendition of Dashboard Confessional’s “Screaming Infidelities,” featuring the band’s lead singer Chris Carrabba, which is premiering today.
“I don’t play country, this stuff is dirt emo. It’s like crying in a barn or angsting in your room with a banjo,” said Kelly of the new music.
In addition to “Screaming Infidelities,” the project also includes Kelly’s previously released versions of The Carter Family’s “Weeping Willow” and Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well.”
The release of Dirt Emo Vol. 1 adds to a landmark year for Kelly, whose full-length debut album, Dying Star, was released last fall on Rounder. A track from the album, “Mockingbird,” is nominated for Song of the Year at the upcoming 2019 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards.
In celebration of the new release, Kelly will continue his extensive Brightly Burst headline tour this fall including stops at Atlanta’s Terminal West, Austin’s Scoot Inn, Los Angeles’ Troubadour (two nights), New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Boston’s Brighton Music Hall and several others.
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