“A Compelling, Brutal Snapshot Of What Happens When The American Dream Turns To Ashes” – Noisey Premieres Austin Lucas’ Immortal Americans

“A beautiful slice of Americana, crafted in the shadows of dying factories and institutional neglect—a compelling, brutal snapshot of what happens when the American dream turns to ashes.” That’s what Noisey says of Immortal Americans, Austin Lucas’ new album, out this Friday on Cornelius Chapel Records.

Co-produced by Austin and Will Johnson (Centro-matic), and mixed/engineered by Steve Albini, it’s a clear-eyed record for murkier times, rooted in stripped-down, gothic heartland rock songs that find Austin reflecting upon the changes in both his hometown and himself.

Written after a tumultuous period that found Austin getting sober, supporting his partner through a battle with cancer, and breaking up with his longtime record label, Immortal Americans was captured in a series of live, full-band performances. It’s the triumph of a man hitting bottom in myriad ways and finding the strength and sense of purpose to rise again.

Wide Open Country has labeled Austin an “artist to watch,” and American Songwriter says of the 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.”

The album release is part of a busy Fall for Austin. He’s in the middle of a headlining tour, and will showcase at AmericanaFest in Nashville in September. After that, Austin will head out as an opener on Face to Face’s “Hold Fast Acoustic Tour.”

Austin Lucas – 2018 Tour Dates

Aug 16 - Louisville KY - Magbar

Aug 17 - Bloomington IN - The Bishop

Aug 18 - Columbus OH - Rumba Café

Aug 19 – Harrisburg, PA – Whitaker Center-Sunoco Performance Theater

Aug 23 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop

Aug 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Hook and Ladder

Aug 25 – Appleton, WI – Mill Creek

Aug 30 – Birmingham, AL – The Nick

Aug 31 - Birmingham AL - Seasick Records (In-store appearance)

Sept 1 – Asheville, NC – The Odditorium

Sept - 12 Nashville, TN – AMERICANAFEST (The Local)

Sept 14 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge*

Sept 16 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café*
Sept 17 - Buffalo, NY - Rec Room*
Sept 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory*
Sept 19 - New York, NY - City Winery*
Sept 20 - Garwood, NJ – Crossroads*
Sept 21 Croydon, PA – Neshaminy Creek Brewing*
Sept 22 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt*
Sept 23 - Boston, MA - City Winery*
Sept 25 - Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas*
Sept 26 - Washington, DC - City Winery*
Sept 27 - Richmond, VA – Broadberry*
Sept 28 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery*
Sept 29 - Cincinnati, OH – North Yacht Club*
Sept 30 - Nashville, TN - City Winery*

* w/ Face To Face