NEW LP EVER SINCE I LOST MY MIND
OUT FEBRUARY 22 VIA ROUNDER RECORDS
Charleston-based band SUSTO shares new single “Weather Balloons” today; listen/share HERE and watch official lyric video HERE. Front man Justin Osborne explains he “wrote this song the day after an acid trip…It was a beautiful trip but at the same time, the heat and plumbing at my apartment were both broken…I sat down and wrote this song, wishing we could afford to go someplace nice and new.” The single is from SUSTO’s upcoming new record, Ever Since I Lost My Mind, set to be released via Rounder Records on February 22; pre-order HERE.
Praise for Ever Since I Lost My Mind begins to pour in:
“supremely chill — in a worldly, self-questioning sort of way”
“a restless rock number…It’s fuzzy and fun, the kind of groovy roots-rock that’s sure to please fans of groups like Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats”
“a showcase for frontman Justin Osborne’s masterful songwriting”
SUSTO will embark on a 28-date tour across the U.S. kicking off January 26 in Raleigh, NCand running through April 20 in Washington, DC. See below for a complete list of tour dates.
Ever Since I Lost My Mind was produced by Ian Fitchuk (Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly) with input from Osborne’s longtime creative partner Wolfgang Zimmerman. “Ever Since I Lost My Mind is very personal,” Osborne explains. “This collection of songs came together over the course of a couple years, and they all represent different moments. It felt cathartic writing all of them, and they were also all fun in different ways.”
SUSTO has made a name for themselves through frequent touring and performances at major U.S. festivals including Hangout, Austin City Limits, Stagecoach, AmericanaFest, Pickathon and Hopscotch. The band has opened for The Lumineers, Band of Horses and The Head and The Heart, and made their television debut on “CBS This Morning: Saturday” last year.
Osborne first began writing songs as a teen in South Carolina, performing with numerous bands before forming SUSTO. During a self-imposed hiatus, he moved to Havana, Cuba and befriended local musicians who encouraged and inspired him to start writing music again. “It was a weird moment. I just had to finally quit keeping one foot out of music and dive in,” he explains. The band’s name, SUSTO, is derived from a Latin American term that can be roughly translated as “panic attack.” “That deep fright was something I was experiencing, and songwriting felt like it was helping me cure it,” adds Osborne. “I can lose my mind on stage sometimes––I will break down and cry or have to keep myself from doing it––I just feel so incredibly lucky.”