San Diego CA— Charleston-based SUSTO’s (pronounced “soos-toh”) new album & I’m Fine Today is out now on Missing Piece/Caroline. This week, the band has added new West Coast dates in major markets including stops in Los Angeles at the Bootleg Theater, The Soda Bar in San Diego and more. The group is in the midst of an extensive headlining tour plus a 17-city North American stretch in support of The Lumineers. See below for a complete list of dates.
The five-piece band has made a name for themselves in recent years playing high profile festivals including Stagecoach, Austin City Limits and AmericanaFest along with opening slots with Shovels and Rope, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, Shakey Graves Langhorne Slim, Futurebirds and Heartless Bastards. This past fall, SUSTO performed on a Facebook live-streamed session for NPR Music’s Night Owl series. You can check out the interview and performance [HERE.]
& I’m Fine Today was recorded at The Space in Charleston, SC. Of the record, founder and frontman Justin Osborne says, “Something to take away from it is just understanding and appreciating when you’re not always fine. This album is about coming to terms with yourself and feeling okay with your place in the universe.”
SUSTO is comprised of Osborne (vocals, guitar), Dries Vandenberg (guitar), Marshall Hudson (drums), Jenna Desmond (bass) and Corey Campbell (guitar, keys). The band name derives from a medical syndrome specific to Latin American culture that roughly translates as “panic attack.”
The band released their self-titled debut in April 2014, which Charleston City Paper describes as “Southern Gothic country through and through.” The following year SUSTO recorded a live album featuring Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses and later went on to be the support act for Bridwell and Iron & Wine on their fall 2015 tour. Daytrotter, via Paste, described the live performance as “breathtaking.”