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         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) Daydream Western, will have an official national press and radio push in March after an action packed SXSW for the Heroes with 10 show in 6 days.

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​Released March 1, 2012

"Daydream Western feels as though it’s tailor-made for that kind of journey, sweeping across the desert, haunted by past loves, making its way toward an unknown destination. It’s 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, rich with acoustic guitar, steel, and vocals from McMeans and Russell.​"

Laurie Gallardo -

KUT 90.5 fm Austin Music Minute

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​Released March 1, 2012

“The group flourishes in its ability to be a guiltless revelry that extends beyond alt country. Evoking sounds from the Cowboy Junkies to a twangier version of Alison Krauss the album draws the listener in with ease. An excellent offering from a talented duo that intertwine their talents to perfection.

Kathryn-Terese Haik -The Austin Sound

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​Released March 1, 2012

"The Heroes sad and forlorn country cry walks the dirt road from West Texas desert to a poor man's urban dwelling. Singer Rich Russell's Brooklyn upbringing marries Willie Nelson to Will Oldham on the Heroes' debut EP, and when McMeans' delicately airy voice opens up "Oyster," tears roll."

Darcie Stevens -Austin Chronicle

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