Charleston band Susto releases new music after signing with Rounder Records | Charleston Scene

It’s a Christmas miracle. Charleston Americana rock band Susto has released a brand new song in time for the holidays. “Homeboy” from the band’s upcoming 2019 album “Ever Since I Lost My Mind” debuted Friday with a lyrical video.

The song has a more groovy, vivacious rock vibe compared to past soft Americana, grungy blues and atmospheric psychedelic soundscapes by the Holy City outfit. 

Listen now below. 

This album is a follow-up to the local group’s sophomore record, “& I’m Fine Today,” which came out in Janaury 2017. The disc propelled the band, which has since toured nationally and internationally, forward in the music industry.

Susto recently signed with Rounder Records, the same label that boasts country, bluegrass and Americana music stalwarts such as Alison Krauss, Steve Martin and Bela Fleck.  

The 2019 album will also be the first that will not include founding members, guitarist and keyboard player Corey Campbell and bassist Jenna Desmond, who have since left the band to pursue their own project, Babe Club. 

Since the duo’s departure, lead singer and songwriter Justin Osborne has been touring solo in a more intimate, stripped-down style he’s dubbed “Susto Stories.”

“In the early days of Susto, I was touring almost completely solo, and the shows had a vibe that was very personal,” Osborne says. “There was an environment that encouraged me to tell the stories behind my songs. This tour is meant to … re-create that atmosphere I used to love so much, that intimacy with the audience.”

That acoustic show will be coming to Charleston Dec. 13 with two performances at Wolfe Street Playhouse. The 7 p.m. show is sold out, but limited tickets are still available for the 9:30 p.m. concert. Tickets are $22 and available via Etix at 

Stream “Homeboy” and preorder “Ever Since I Lost My Mind,” which has a release date of Feb. 22, now at

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Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

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