Toronto, ON – December 10, 2018 –
Rounder Records is set to release the new album from Charleston-based musician, Justin Osborne’s band, SUSTO, Ever Since I Lost My Mind. The record is out February 22 and is the band’s debut with the label; pre-order here. Paste premiered the new single, Homeboy, alongside an exclusive interview with Osborne; listen/share the track here and watch the official lyric video here. Read the full interview here.

The new album was produced by Ian Fitchuck (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 of the new record. “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 itself 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 decided to move to Havana. While he was living there, he befriended some Cuban 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.

Osborne is currently in the midst of a string of solo performance dates, the SUSTO Stories Tour, playing songs from last year’s & I’m Fine Today as well as music from the forthcoming album. See below for a complete list of remaining dates.

Ever Since I Lost My Mind follows the band’s critically acclaimed album, & I’m Fine Today, which received extensive praise from the media:

Nine Artists to Watch For at AmericanaFest” – NPR Music

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

December 12 – The While Mule – Columbia, SC
December 13 – Woolfe Street Playhouse – Charleston, SC
December 14 – Creek Stage @ The Rookery – Macon, GA
December 31 – Alabama Theatre – Birmingham, AL
January 25 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC

DOWNLOAD – high-res album art