SUSTO wants "Time in the Sun"
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SUSTO wants "Time in the Sun"

Friday, September 3, 2021 – SUSTO returns with "Time in the Sun" on Oct. 29 via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced and engineered by Wolfgang Zimmerman (Band of Horses) in the band's hometown of Charleston, S.C. "Time in the Sun follows" their 2019 studio album "Ever Since I Lost My Mind."

This marks the band's New West debut after having been on Rounder.

Prior to entering the studio, Osborne became a father and midway through recording, lost his own father to cancer. Osborne said, "Because I had begun writing when I found out I was going to be a dad, these events were the biggest inspirations for the record. It felt like I was in between the beginning and end of life. Up until my own father passed away, I felt like it was an album about new life and becoming a parent. His passing shifted the narrative towards the cyclical nature of life, death and new births."

The song "Summertime" was previewed today. Osborne says, "The song is about young love, and those heartbreaks that come and go like a whirlwind. They hurt like hell in the moment, but they also make you who you are and teach you how to love. It felt fitting to include this on 'Time in the Sun' because the album is a synopsis of my life in some ways, and even though they didn't pan out, those relationships I had on the way to where I am now, are a big part of my story and my personality. So I guess this song is an ode to young love, and the lessons we learn from it."

Osborne began penning songs as a teenager in South Carolina and after a hiatus from music, relocated to Havana, Cuba. While there, he befriended local musicians who encouraged him to focus on writing songs again. The band's name SUSTO is derived from a Latin American term that can be roughly translated as "panic attack." Osborne said, "That deep fright was something that I was experiencing, and songwriting felt like it was helping me cure it."

The track listing is:
1. Time, Love & Fun
2. Get Down
3. Summertime
4. God of Death
5. Be Gone from Me
6. Good Right Now
7. Life Is Suffering
8. Resolve It
Mother of the World
10. Double Rainbow
11. All Around the World

Tour dates are:
Sept. 3 — Bluffton, SC — May River Music Festival
Sept. 4 — Isle of Palms, SC — The Windjammer
Sept. 9 - Macon, GA - Grant's Lounge
Sept. 10 — Athens, GA — Georgia Theatre
Sept. 11 — Savannah, GA — District Live
Sept. 23 — Columbia, SC — The Senate
Sept. 24 — Nashville, TN — Americana Fest
Sept. 25 — Mooresville, NC — Carolina Jubilee
Sept. 28 — Wilmington, NC — Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Sept. 30 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Oct. 1 — St. Petersburg, FL — Jannus Live
Oct. 8 - Alpharetta, GA - Wire and Wood Festival
Oct. 16 - Greenwood, SC - Uptown Market
Oct. 30 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow
Oct. 31 — Evanston, IL — SPACE
Nov. 2 — Indianapolis, IN — The Hifi
Nov. 3 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Nov. 4 — Nashville, TN — The Basement East
Nov. 19 — Asheville, N.C. — Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
Nov. 20 — Charlotte, NC — Neighborhood Theatre
Dec. 4 — Key West, FL — Coast is Clear Music & Arts Festival
Dec. 16 - Mobile, AL - Callaghan Irish Social Club
Dec. 17— Birmingham, AL — Saturn
Dec. 18 — Atlanta, GA — Terminal West

CD reviews for SUSTO

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