Justus Proffit releasing debut LP (stream “Painted In The Sound”)
Having released a collaborative EP with Jay Som last year, LA singer/songwriter Justus Proffit is now set to release his debut full-length, L.A.’s Got Me Down, on March 8 via Bar/None (pre-order). The album follows a series of EPs, and it includes “mixture of new material and songs he’s written over the past few years [that explore] a tumultuous time in Proffit’s life, one punctuated by the loss of close friends to drug overdoses, a war with personal demons, and the more mundane aspects of being an artist in a city as notoriously standoffish as Los Angeles” (via Bar/None’s site).
Proffit played every instrument on the album himself, and he recorded it at various LA studios over the course of six months with producer/engineer Alex Resoagli. “The whole record, the dynamic was just me and him—no one else came in,” says Proffit. “We would record it at like 12 at night because it was free for us to do that, so it was a really long process because it would be like four hours at a time. I’m so stoked that it’s finished, but yeah, I wouldn’t do that again. It was definitely stressful at the end.”
We’re premiering “Painted In The Sound,” which is a nice dose of jangly folk rock that makes the record look pretty promising. It’s the kind of song that could appeal to fans of anything from Real Estate to Gin Blossoms. Check it out below.
Justus Proffit also has some West Coast shows coming up, including three free LA shwos. All dates are listed below.
Justus Proffit — 2019 Tour Dates
01/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg (FREE)
01/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg (FREE)
03/07 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
03/09 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
03/10 – Portland, OR – w/ Alien Boy at Blackwater
03/13 – Vancouver, BC – Static Jupiter
03/14 – Victoria, BC – Copper
03/16 – Reno, NV – The Holland Project
03/18 – Oakland, CA – Eli’s Mile End