Superior Siren is an eerie folk project created on the shores of Duluth, Minnesota. The music is inspired by Lake Superior and Siren mythology, with an ominous and alluring sound. Superior Siren is led by vocalist and guitarist Laura Sellner. In 2014, Sellner debuted her captivating songwriting with the solo EP “Lotus in the Muck”. In 2016, she joined forces with cellist Rachel Gobin, bassist Nyssa Krause, and drummer Emma Deaner to create a mesmerizing blend of vocals, strings, and percussion. The all-female quartet released the self-titled LP in 2018, followed by a tour of the Midwestern United States.
On May 7th, 2021 Superior Siren released the next solo EP “Kill Your Darlings”. This solo collection spotlights Laura Sellner’s haunting voice and poignant lyricism. The album is a means of establishing creative space and staying connected with listeners while the band prepares for the next full-length album. Sellner will be performing free outdoor solo shows this summer throughout Minnesota in promotion of the new EP.
Superior Siren has supported internationally recognized acts such as Low, Trampled By Turtles, Charlie Parr, HALEY, as well as a special performance with DeVotchKa on the main stage of First Avenue. The group has played at GNDWIRE Records Ski Party, Sioux River Folk Festival, Art-A-Whirl, Mid West Music Fest, Longfellow Roots Rock & Deep Blues Festival, MNspin Virtual Fest, Super Big Block Party, FEMN Fest, and Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. Superior Siren continues to provide exceptional solo and full band performances throughout the Midwest.
“Sellner’s incredible dynamic capacity moves from a bedroom whisper to full-throated expression, giving the songs on “Kill Your Darlings” a daunting emotional range.“Live Eye TV