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The Lonesome Heroes: “Long Time Coming”

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THE LONESOME HEROES: “LONG TIME COMING”

Photo by Christopher Paul Cardoza

Can’t Stand Still is the name of the Lonesome Heroes’ second album, but it’s also the state-of-mind for frontman Rich Russell. Russell formed the band with Landry McMeans in Austin seven years ago, and the duo traveled around the country in an old trailer that perfectly captured their old-fashioned aesthetic. McMeans and Russell parted ways in 2013, but Russell soon reformed the Lonesome Heroes as a full band. Recorded at Public Hi-Fi here in Austin, Can’t Stand Still is more sprawling and bittersweet than the golden sounds on the Heroes’ debut. “Long Time Coming” recounts the past few years with more than a hint of sadness, matched note-for-note by the band’s wistful country touches.

–Art Levy

Ghetto Blaster Magazine Premiers "Can't Stand Still"

 

ALBUMS IN THE STREAM: THE LONESOME HEROES, CAN’T STAND STILL

The Lonesome Heroes (photo by Christopher Paul Cardoza)
The Lonesome Heroes (photo by Christopher Paul Cardoza)

Can’t Stand Still is the sophomore full-length of Austin, Texas indie/psych-country band The Lonesome Heroes.

Russell grew up in New York City, packing into small clubs to see bands like Sebadoh, Luna, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth.

“However,” says TLH’s Rich Russell, “I was always drawn to things that had some sort of country influence like Beck’s One Foot in the Grave, or the Silver Jews, long before I knew about country music.”

Can’t Stand Still is set for release on CD and digital formats on January 27th, with a vinyl release on Whatbang Records scheduled for February 27. The album was tracked at Spoon’s Public Hi-Fi in Austin by Brad Bell and Z Sound Recording in Austin by Ben Galloway, produced by Gary Newcomb and mastered by Grammy-winning mastering engineer Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering (Black Keys, Beck, Arctic Monkeys).

The Lonesome Heroes have played with countless bands over the years, including Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Deer Tick, Phosphorescent, Jim James, Mariee Sioux, Shovels and Rope, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, The California Honey Drops, Black Joe Lewis, and Gregory Alan Isakov, and will be back on the road this February with their new album.

Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing a stream of the record, which you can enjoy below.

(Visit the band here media page // webpage // facebook // twitter // instagram // pre-order)

Folk Radio UK Premiers Future Ghost Town

 

 

Premiere: The Lonesome Heroes – Future Ghost Town (Song of the Day)

by  on 16 JANUARY, 2015

in PREMIÈRESONG OF THE DAY

We have a top premiere today from Austin, TX psych-country/Americana band The Lonesome Heroes with their newest single Future Ghost Town taken from their forthcoming sophomore full-lengthCan’t Stand Still.

The band underwent major changes in 2014 when they reformed from dobro/acoustic guitar duo to a an expanded 4-piece incorporating electric guitar, bass and drums. Needless to say, those changes transform their sound as you can hear on Future Ghost Town. Pedal steel, vibraphone, horns and organ also feature on the album, a sure sign that a new musical chemistry is at play. It all makes for a compelling listen that left me wanting more, but fear not, Can’t Stand Still is set for release on CD and digital formats on January 27th, with a vinyl release on Whatbang Records scheduled for February 27th.

Click Here to stream Future Ghost Town:

http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2015/01/song-premiere-the-lonesome-heroes-future-ghost-town/

 

 

 

Our new record is due in January!

 

Our new baby finally has a due date, a name, and a face.

Friday, January 23rd

Spider House Ballroom presents
LONESOME HEROES ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!!
with VIOLINDA, LUKE REDFIELD, and DEVIN JAMES FRY 

Doors at 8PM, Music at 9PM 

Devin James Fry, 9PM
Luke Redfield, 10PM
The Lonesome Heroes, 11PM
Violinda Lola, 12AM

$5 at the door!

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/765565166861085/

 

Thanks so much to Travis Walker Jackson, WY, for the album art.

http://www.traviswalker.com

 

Dan Grissom in Austin for the great design.

((Public Hi-Fi))

http://www.public-hifi.com

& Z Sound Recording

http://www.zsoundrecording.com

for the sweet sounds. 

 

Beta Testing The New QSC TouchMix On The Road.

 

Thanks to our friends at QSC Audio for the opportunity to be top secret Beta Testers for the new TouchMix-16 this summer on the road. 16 channels, multiple iPad connectivity, and onboard recording, we were the most cyber savvy band in the West.  We can't say enough awesome things about this board, and cannot wait to receive our new TouchMix in the mail soon.

Please check it out below, this thing is beyond road worthy:

http://www.qsc.com/products/mixers/touchmix_series/

 

5th Annual Tofu BBQ Blowout

 
5 years running and still the largest meeting of Tofu & Music in the entire South Western United States. 

72 Pounds of Tofu & 27 Bands over 2 days.

Free Show Open to the Public Tofu Donated by
White Mountain Foods

Friday March 14th & Saturday March 15th
1pm - 2am
1701 Canterbury St.
Austin, TX 78702
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/637629099650687/

TOFU FLAVORS:
Coconut Red Curry, Buffalo, Green Chile Mole, Bacon Wrapped, BBQ, & More.

MUSIC LINEUP
FRIDAY MARCH 14TH
1pm Connie Benson 
2pm Wild Bill and The Lost Knobs (ATX)
3pm Nacona (Los Angeles) 
4pm Ben Ballinger (ATX)
5pm Sama Dams (Portland)
6pm The Lonesome Heroes (ATX)
7pm Gary Newcomb (ATX)
8pm Travis Hayes Busse (San Francisco)
8:30 David Longoria (ATX)
9pm Fire In The Pines (San Marcos)
10pm The All-Togethers (Las Vegas)
11pm Lilly Hiatt (Nashville)
11:30 Whippoorwill (ATX)
12am Hollis Brown (NYC)
1am TBA

SATURDAY MARCH 15TH
2pm Leo Rondeau (ATX)
2:45 Matt Hebert (ATX)
3:30 Ryley Walker (Chicago)
4pm Kullen Fuchs & The Saddle (ATX)
5pm Johann Wagner (ATX)
6pm Oconomowoc (ATX)
7pm **Special Guest**
8pm Madisons (ATX)
9pm Christian Lee Hutson (Nashville)
10pm Chuck Fleming
11pm Croy and the Boys
12am Ramsay Midwood
1am Arrow Strike

 

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