Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Charleston-based band SUSTO shares two new singles, “If I Was” and “Está Bien,” via Rolling Stone Country today. Rolling Stone Country calls both songs, “serenely laid back, with gentle instrumentation and thoughtful vocals” and describes front man Justin Osborne as “supremely chill — in a worldly, self-questioning sort of way.” Read the full piece HERE. The tracks are taken from the band’s forthcoming album, Ever Since I Lost My Mind. The record is out February 22 via Rounder Records, SUSTO’s debut with the label; pre-order HERE.

Of “If I Was” Osborne says, “Probably the best way to describe the song is as a declaration of awareness; awareness of who I am, who I’m not and who people may want me to be.” Of “Está Bien” he adds, “It’s a positive song about friendship and about overcoming life’s obstacles. I’ve always wanted to write and sing a song completely in Español, so I’m glad we were able to do that.”

SUSTO will embark on a 28-date tour across the U.S. kicking off January 26 in Raleigh, NC and 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.”

The new album follows the band’s acclaimed album & I’m Fine Today, which received extensive critical praise:

“Nine Artists to Watch For at AmericanaFest” –NPR

“The Charleston five-piece covers vast sonic ground on their new album & I’m Fine Today, swaying between country-tinged rock (‘Cosmic Cowboy’), contemplative pop ballads (‘Mountain Top’), and any number of other genres that exist somewhere within the expansive fabric of Southern music.” –Consequence Of Sound

“The rich narratives of love, loss and decadence echo on a molecular level; Osborne’s voice bleeds sincerity alongside veteran accompaniment.” –Paste

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.”


January 26 /// Lincoln Theatre /// Raleigh, NC
February 21 /// The Windjammer /// Isle of Palms, SC
February 28 /// Georgia Theatre /// Athens, GA
March 7 /// Terminal West /// Atlanta, GA
March 8 /// Radio Room /// Greenville, SC
March 9 /// Savannah Stopover /// Savannah, GA
March 12-14 /// SXSW /// Austin, TX
March 15 /// Deep Ellum Art Co. /// Dallas, TX
March 20 /// Valley Bar /// Phoenix, AZ
March 22 /// Troubadour /// Los Angeles, CA
March 23 /// Catalyst Atrium /// Santa Cruz, CA
March 25 /// The Independent /// San Francisco, CA
March 27 /// Mississippi Studios /// Portland, OR
March 28 /// Chop Seuy /// Seattle, WA
March 30 /// The Bartlett /// Spokane, WA
March 31 /// Neurolux /// Boise, ID
April 2 /// Top Hat /// Missoula, MT
April 4 /// Kilby Court /// Salt Lake City, UT
April 6 /// Hodi’s /// Fort Collins, CO
April 7 /// Fox Theatre /// Boulder, CO
April 10 /// Blueberry Hill /// St. Louis, MO
April 11 /// Zanzabar /// Louisville, KY
April 12 /// Basement /// East Nashville, TN
April 13 /// Cattivo /// Pittsburgh, PA
April 15 /// Bowery Ballroom /// New York, NY
April 17 /// Great Scott /// Allston, MA
April 19 /// MilkBoy /// Philadelphia, PA
April 20 /// Rock n Roll Hotel /// Washington, DC