Austin Music Minute
LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS
Who: Check it. There’s a bounty of country-psych awesomeness from this Austin band that cites Graham Parsons, The Magnetic Fields and Walt Whitman as influences. The Lonesome Heroes release Can’t Stand Still revels in that groovy cosmic American indie-pop vibe, speckled with dusky shades of golden FM road trip sounds.
What: First, get a copy of that album already. Secondly, enjoy their sounds live at their May residency.
When and where: Wednesday nights at The White Horse, 500 Comal, starting tomorrow night. Sharing the bill with The Lonesome Heroes this week are The Casa Loma Playboys and Doug Strahan. The music kicks off at 8 p.m. Gonna be good times with great music. Recommended.
Song of the Day
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.
We are super excited to have The Temp Agency represent us for publicity on our new release Can't Stand Still.
Please check out their fantastic Roster and our page here:
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.
Dan Grissom in Austin for the great design.
& Z Sound Recording
for the sweet sounds.
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:
Thanks to Fire in the Pines and everyone who came out for our July Mountain States Tour.
Please check out their new release Heart of the Machine: