Charleston-based SUSTO (pronounced “soos-toh”) premieres the new video for their single “Jah Werx” via Relix Magazine. View the video HERE and share it HERE. Relix explains that “the band described the inspiration of the song, citing the great influence of Bob Marley. They particularly noted that ‘Jah’ is the Rasta word for God and ‘Jah Works’ is the Rasta term for ‘God is good’ or ‘God is working,’ which led to this song title. ‘For our song ‘Jah Werx,’ we took this phrase and reinterpreted it in terms of our own reality and understanding of the universe.’”

The band continues to crisscross North America, touring constantly in support of their new album & I’m Fine Today (out now on Missing Piece/Caroline). Bandleader Justin Osborne sat down with Billboard in May to discuss their growing career HERE. See below for a complete tour itinerary.

The five-piece band has made a name for themselves in recent years playing high profile festivals including Hangout, Austin City Limits, Stagecoach and AmericanaFest along with upcoming dates at Pickathon and Hopscotch and opening slots with The Lumineers, Band of Horses and The Head and The Heart. Their first US headline tour took place in the winter/spring of 2017, with sold out shows in San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Washington, DC, Charleston, Savannah, Chapel Hill and Nashville.

Earlier this year, the band made their national television debut performance on “CBS This Morning: Saturday;” watch HERE. They also performed a Facebook live-streamed session for NPR Music’s Night Owl series HERE along with performances at Rolling Stone and Paste.

Critical praise for & I’m Fine Today…

Nine Artists to Watch For at AmericanaFest —NPR Music

10 Artists to Watch in 2017
“…the music of SUSTO tempers the roiling emotions in their lyrics with a mellifluous twist on alterna-country.” —Yahoo! Music

“The rich narratives of love, loss and decadence echo on a molecular level; Osborne’s voice bleeds sincerity alongside veteran accompaniment.” —Paste

“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

Artist to Watch 2017
“Osborne delivers a raw energy packed with soaring guitars and husky vocals.” —Baeble

“...[SUSTO] is on to something...& I’m Fine Today is more expansive in sound and incorporates a variety of genres...” —Houston Press

“[Osborne] has since carried the earnest, psychedelia-tinged, alt-country project to great heights.” —The Denver Post

“…it’s Osborne’s lyrics and earnest delivery against beautiful soundscapes that draw the listener in.” —Charlotte Observer

“...teeming with twang, emotion and whipsmart production.” —Metro

“It’ll be the best psychedelic folk electronic record you hear all year, I guarantee you that.” —Twangville

“...know well that when you ask how SUSTO is doing, they’re going to give it a whole lot of deep thought to the question, with bluntly honest answer.” —Country Standard Time

#3 Best of Daytrotter Songs 2016, #2 Best of Daytrotter Songs 2015 and #14 Best of Daytrotter Sessions 2015

“Rarely has incipient panic been so gracefully described.” —Nashville Scene

& 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.”

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June 14 /// Lexington, KY /// Willie’s Locally Known
June 15 /// Indianapolis, IN /// The Hi-Fi
June 16 /// Evanston, IL /// SPACE
June 17 /// Appleton, WI /// Mile of Music
June 19 /// Minneapolis, MN /// 7th Street Entry
June 20 /// Madison, WI /// The Frequency
June 22 /// Columbia, MO /// Rose Park
June 23 /// Maquoketa, IA /// Codfish Hollow Barn
June 24 /// Yorkville, IL /// Solstice Music Festival
June 25 /// Charlotte, NC /// Moo & Brew
July 7 /// Asheville, NC /// RiverMusic Festival
July 8 /// Johnson City, TN /// Capones
July 9 /// Memphis, TN /// The Levitt Shell
July 27 /// Jackson, MS /// Martin’s
July 29 /// Kansas City, MO /// The Record Bar
July 30 /// Fort Collins, CO /// Downtown Artery
August 1 /// Boise, ID /// The Olympic
August 2 /// Eugene, OR /// Sam Bond’s Garage
August 3-4 /// Happy Valley, OR /// Pickathon Music Festival
August 5 /// Bozeman, MT /// Sweet Pea Festival
August 8 /// Calgary, AB /// Commonwealth
August 9 /// Edmonton, AB /// The Needle Vinyl Tavern
August 12 /// Winnipeg, MB /// Park Theatre
September 9 /// Raleigh, NC /// Hopscotch Music Festival
September 12 /// Nashville, TN /// Rooftop On The Row
September 14 /// Nashville, TN /// AmericanaFest
September 15/16 /// Bristol, TN /// Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 23 /// Athens, GA /// Georgia Theater
September 29 /// Harmony, NC /// VanHoy Farms
September 30 /// Roseland, VA /// Devil’s Backbone Hoopla