Audio and video production - Joe Lynch
Sound Engineers - Nick Smith and Doug Dewey
PRESENTED BY KATIE WARNER
The Lonesome Heroes debut full length Daydream Western has been nominated by The Independent Music Awards for album of the year for 2011. Described by Austin NPR affiliate KUT 90.5 FM as: "Western Americana, a cross-pollination of rock, folk, and country with psych and indie pop -- influences from their Texas and Brooklyn backgrounds. It's the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths." Inclusive in sound, the Lonesome Heroes are as comfortable in the West Texas desert as the sandy shores of California. Daydream Western represents a maturation of their sound into a highway revelry that crosses state lines and blurs genres seamlessly.
The core of the band consists of the shared songwriting and vision of Austin based couple Landry McMeans (vocals/dobro) and Rich Russell (vocals/guitar.) 27 states, four years of national touring, and two critically acclaimed EPs finally brought the Lonesome Heroes to the studio under the production guidance of Austin steel guitar legend, Gary Newcomb (Li'l Cap'n Travis, Richard Buckner, Stone River Boys, Bill Callahan.) Mastered by recent Grammy award winner Brian Lucey at Magic Garden (Black Keys, the Shins, Dr John).