Josef Peters

Rusty Truck Capture the Essence of Rural Beauty

Mar.18, 2013

Rusty Truck are a pleasing country band fronted by a guy who’s more used to being behind a camera than in front of a microphone. But oddly enough, Mark Seliger is still in the business of capturing vivid, thought-provoking images.

Formerly chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine, Seliger has a lifetime of experience making celebrities like President Obama, Kurt Cobain and Bob Dylan speak through a camera lens. With Rusty Truck, he records songs that paint pictures with sound.

On “Rattle Trucks,” the first single of the band’s second album, Kicker Town, Seliger colors a landscape with the dreamy wafting of acoustic instruments and rural images. Dust rises behind an old farm truck as it lumbers down a bumpy tractor path with golden fields of wheat flowing gently with the wind on either side. At least, that’s what I saw. See what takes shape for you with Rusty Truck’s “Rattle Trucks.”

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