Oakland singer-songwriter Nic Russo records "existential cowboy music" as Dick Stusso -- a bit of a tongue-in-cheek character, bluesy old soul, and barroom dreamer in the body of a late 20-something. Dick's second album, In Heaven, was produced by Greg Ashley and came out via Hardly Art back in March. There's a real lived-in quality to the record and we've got the premiere of the video for In Heaven's title track, directed by Sarah Strunin, which has Dick reflecting on his life against some lovely seaside locales. Check that out, along with a stream of the whole album, below.

Dick will be on tour starting next week, where he'll open for Angel Olsen in Asheville, NC before joining up with Sub Pop signees Jo Passed. Their dates together include a Brooklyn show at Park Church Co-Op on June 8 (tickets) which is part of the Northside Festival. All dates are listed below.

Jo Passed

Jo Passed, meanwhile, just released Their Prime, which is their first album for Sub Pop. The band is led by Joseph Hirabayashi who has been part of the Vancouver scene since the mid-'00s and they make skronky, crunchy power pop. You can stream the album below.

Dick Stusso - 2018 Tour Dates
Tue, Jun 5 The Asheville Masonic Temple Asheville, North Carolina (Solo w/ Angel Olsen)
Wed, Jun 6 DC9 Washington, DC (w/ Jo Passed)
Thu, Jun 7 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA (w/ Jo Passed)
Fri, Jun 8 The Park Church Co-op Brooklyn, NY (w/ Jo Passed)
Sat, Jun 9 Great Scott Allston, MA (w/ Jo Passed)
Sun, Jun 10 Fete Music Hall Providence, RI (w/ Jo Passed)
Mon, Jun 11 Bar le Ritz Montreal , Canada (w/ Jo Passed)
Tue, Jun 12 Makerspace North Ottawa, Canada (w/ Jo Passed)
Wed, Jun 13 Marble Bar Detroit, MI (w/ Jo Passed)
Thu, Jun 14 Ace of Cups Columbus, OH (w/ Jo Passed)
Sat, Jun 16 Sleeping Village Chicago, IL (w/ Jo Passed)
Sun, Jun 17 Cactus Club (WI) Milwaukee, WI (w/ Jo Passed)
Mon, Jun 18 Turf Club St. Paul, MN (w/ Jo Passed)
Fri, Aug 10 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA
Sat, Aug 11 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA
Sun, Aug 12 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA