11 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

South Carolina's SUSTO give cosmic Americana a punch of punk attitude on their richly orchestrated sophomore album. Opening track "Far Out Feeling" goes from tranquil to trippy as soft psychedelic riffs get blasted by brass and swept up by cinematic strings. But frontman Justin Osborne quickly jumps back to reality, confronting sexual prejudice over lush alt-country ("Gay in the South"), tearing apart stereotypes in a cozy bed of harmonica and horns ("Cosmic Cowboy"), and taking on substance abuse with the mellow sounds of heartland rock (“Hard Drugs”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

South Carolina's SUSTO give cosmic Americana a punch of punk attitude on their richly orchestrated sophomore album. Opening track "Far Out Feeling" goes from tranquil to trippy as soft psychedelic riffs get blasted by brass and swept up by cinematic strings. But frontman Justin Osborne quickly jumps back to reality, confronting sexual prejudice over lush alt-country ("Gay in the South"), tearing apart stereotypes in a cozy bed of harmonica and horns ("Cosmic Cowboy"), and taking on substance abuse with the mellow sounds of heartland rock (“Hard Drugs”).

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