Austin Lucas

Austin Lucas premieres new music video "My Mother and The Devil"

September 11 New Noise premiered Austin Lucas’ music video for his song “My Mother and The Devil” (watch it below). The track is taken from his latest album, Immortal Americans, which is available now through Cornelius Chapel Records.

“The album was written in no small part as tribute to the quickly changing region of Indiana I grew up in,” Lucas told Noisey. “I deliberately placed this body of work, squarely between the darkness of where I once saw my place in the world, and the light that I see myself moving towards now.”

Austin Lucas is currently on tour with his band The Bold Party. You can check out his upcoming tour dates here.

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Noisey Premieres AUSTIN LUCAS' New Album - Immortal Americans

Noisey premieres Austin Lucas' entire album IMMORTAL AMERICANS today, read the interview and get an exclusive listen to "a meditation on the darkness and light of growing up in the Rust Belt".

"The album was written in no small part as tribute to the quickly changing region of Indiana I grew up in" Lucas told Noisey. "I deliberately placed this body of work, squarely between the darkness of where I once saw my place in the world, and the light that I see myself moving towards now."

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AUSTIN LUCAS is heading out on tour in support of his new album IMMORTAL AMERICANS

We are only three weeks away from the official start of Austin Lucas' tour promoting his new album IMMORTAL AMERICANSPre-order's are available now as he gets ready to come play it live at a venue near you. 

For ticket information and to track future shows head to Austin's BandsinTown

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AUSTIN LUCAS Premieres new single via American Songwriter

On August 17, Austin Lucas will release a new album, Immortal Americans. Following 2016’s Between The Moon And The MidwestImmortal Americansmarks Lucas’ first release since parting ways with label New West Records, and also follows major life events like Lucas’ finding sobriety and helping his partner get through cancer.

Lucas co-produced Immortal Americans with Will Johnson, known for his work both as a solo artist and with the band Centro-matic. The famed Steve Albini recorded and mixed the album.

Ahead of Immortal Americans‘ release, Lucas has shared the album’s title track. “Immortal Americans” begins as a slow lament for outsiders and underdogs, before eventually building to a melodic anthem that celebrates those who transcended their outsider statuses to find community with like-minded, compassionate folks.

“This song is dedicated to the outsiders and ‘freaks’ who grew up in small towns and the rural countrysides of America, the folks who discovered themselves and suffered for it when their identities fell outside of the mainstream,” Lucas says. “Hated at school, misunderstood at home, singled out by cops, chased through alleyways, and attacked by classmates and neighbors—too many of us experienced an alienating, anxious, and oftentimes scary childhood. However difficult these early experiences were, many of us were fortunate enough to find like-minded people. We created lifelong bonds, weathered numerous trials, lifted each other up, and became stronger, more compassionate human beings. I wrote this song for us.”

- American Songwriter

GrindEthos @ SXSW 2018

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MARCH 14

4 PM: STONECUTTERS @ Sx Stoner Jam / SpiderHouse ATX (Ballroom Stage)

MARCH 16

12:30-2 PM: SING LIKE YOU SPEAK (Sally Morgan) Official SxSw Workshop @ Austin Convention CenterRoom 13AB

MARCH 17

2 PM: AUSTIN LUCAS @ Last Chance Records Day Party / Sam's Town Point 

6:30 PM: PRIMITIVE HEART (Dani Mari) @ The Dugout's Day Party / House Wine

 

 

AUSTIN LUCAS new studio album with STEVE ALBINI, WILL JOHNSON

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Stars align. Be it cosmic or divine intervention, there comes a time when the chips fall in your favor, the light shines in the shadows or even on a dog’s hindquarters. For newly energized folk/punk mainstay Austin Lucas, that time is now. The singer/songwriter just entered Electrical Audio in Chicago with everyone’s favorite jumpsuit-clad audio genius, engineer extraordinaire Steve Albini.

The cantankerous Shellac and Big Black frontman, who also boasts studio credits with the likes of Nirvana, the Pixies, PJ Harvey and the Stooges (among manyothers), will guide the process with accompanying artistry from former Centro-matic main man Will Johnson, as well as Lucas’ family members, most notably Austin’s father Bob, a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer known for his work with Alison Krauss. Todd Beene (Lucero, Glossary, Chuck Ragan) will be handling pedal-steel duties as they all team up for (and as) Immortal Americans.

“In my estimation, there isn’t a single human being alive who has been responsible for recording more music that I love (than Albini),” says Lucas. “As I can say with certainty that I’ve never poured more of myself into a collection of songs, I can’t think of anyone who I’d prefer to have at the engineering helm. This project has been a long time in the making, and I’m excited to finally be headed into the studio with so many amazing people. This album will be a new direction for me, in a way only hinted at before on (2009’s) Somebody Loves You.”

2018 promises to be a big one for Last Chance Records, as the label announces an acoustic Lucas LP, Field Recordings, followed later by Immortal Americans. When asked if having Albini, Johnson and Co. involved in the making of Immortal Americans means that things will be getting loud and fuzzy or, instead, a bit more laid back, Lucas responds, “Yes.”

As you digest that, here’s an added bonus for your listening pleasure: a stripped-down, acoustic version of one of the songs from Field Recordings that will be revamped and fleshed out for Immortal Americans: “Killing Time.” Enjoy it here.

—Scott Zuppardo