THE LONESOME HEROES

"One of Austin's best discs of 2015"

 

Lonesome Heroes

Can't Stand Still

Summer Platters

Many bands claim Gram Parsons and Big Star as influences, but few compare to such time-tested landmarks. The reconfigured Lonesome Heroes fill the bill by drawing as much from Seventies pop ("Sunshine Come") as they do from a potpourri of country rock ("Throwing Dirt Into the Wind"). The ear-pleasing results make for one of Austin's best discs of 2015. Full of sun-streaked melodies ("Love Is Contagious") and inventive arrangements ("Whole Heart"), we'd expect nothing less from an LP produced by Li'l Cap'n Travis' Gary Newcomb.

***.5

Dashville Skyline Festival & Australian Tour Announced for Fall 2015.

 

After 100,000+ miles of American Highways we are thrilled to announce we will be driving on the wrong side of the road for a one month tour of Australia this fall.

Skyline-Logo

Dashville Skyline

3rd & 4th October 2015

Dashville Skyline was born out of fondness for the Golden era that began in the USA in the late 60s, early 70's. Dashville Skyline is a festival of Americana, psychedelia and alternative country music.

 

New Music Video Premier on Alternate Root Magazine

 

THE LONESOME HEROES - WESTERN STYLE SALOONS

 

             

Psychedelic Country out of Austin, Texas as The Lonesome Heroes put a road song for our video premier of "Western Style Saloons". The Lonesome Heroes feel that '”Western Style Saloons” explores the sad reality that years of touring mostly amounts to worn out vans, band members, and a lot of forgotten good times, but it's worth it if you're doing what you love'.

- See more at: http://thealternateroot.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3371%3Atlh-wss&catid=202%3Atop-videos-of-the-week&Itemid=258#sthash.kOQTaSW2.dpuf

KUTX Austin Music Minute

 

Love Is Contagious

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.

KUTX Song of the Day and Free Download

 

The Lonesome Heroes: “Long Time Coming”

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.

–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. 

 

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