SUSTO :: Concert at The Refinery

SUSTO :: Concert at The Refinery

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Charleston, SC

Saturday, September 2, 2023

SUSTO is coming to Charleston along with Big Something for a fun night of great music. We’ll be slinging beers from the best line-up in town so don’t miss out.

Get your tickets here.



 A season of drastic change is what brought SUSTO frontman Justin Osborne to the band’s fifth full-length LP, My Entire Life. There was a divorce, difficulties rebuilding his band after the pandemic, and the pain and helplessness of witnessing family members struggle with addiction and mental illness.

Despite these challenges, Justin ultimately found himself in a new landscape, with new love and a deeper perspective, all of which is masterfully projected into My Entire Life. While navigating some major life changes, Justin understandably experienced a surge of creative energy. He channeled this into writing and recording with the people closest to him, even as the tides of his personal life continued to shift. Primary collaborators included longtime producer Wolfgang “Wolfy” Zimmerman, SUSTO Co-founders, Johnny Delaware, and Marshall Hudson, and his fiancé/co-writer Caroline Foyle.

Much of the album was recorded at The Space, in Charleston, SC, but major sessions also took place at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC, and Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA. Johnny had moved to Mexico shortly after work on the album began, so some tracking was done at his home studio in Mexico City.

The band also took a “recording pilgrimage” to the Mexican town of Tepotzlán (the mythical birthplace of the Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl), where they turned an Airbnb into a remote recording studio, with help from members of the Mexican Institute of Sound. The combined result of these efforts is a compelling blend of rock, folk, and psychedelia, with vivid country-esque storytelling. It’s as raw and real as anything the band has done so far and everything you’d hope for from a modern rock ‘n’ roll record.


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Huge rhythms paired with soaring guitars, E.W.I (electronic wind instrument), synths, horns, and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has landed the band marquee appearances at Bonnaroo, Peach Music Festival, Lock’n, Summer Camp and Electric Forest as well as critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Guitar World, Glide Magazine and Jambase.

With 6 full-length studio albums produced by Grammy-nominee John Custer, and even their own Summer music festival The Big What?, the band has carved out its own niche in the live music community and continues to grow nationally with sold-out headlining performances throughout the United States. 

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