SUSS is a New York City based ambient country quintet. .


Bob Holmes: Mandolin, guitar, harmonica, bass

Gary Leib: Keyboards, imaging

Jonathan Gregg: Pedal Steel, dobro

William Garrett: Guitar, baritone guitar, loops & mixing

Pat Irwin: Guitars, keyboards



News & Reviews

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Pitchfork: 7.6

November 26, 2018

Allison Hussey

After the Western soundscapes of their debut album took hold through Spotify, the New York quintet return with an expanded edition of their meditative, magnetic debut.

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December 21, 2018

Chris Barton

An all-instrumental set marked by electronic textures, bent guitars and a far-reaching pedal steel, the occasionally Southwestern-leaning sounds will keep your imagination active as the miles add up on your sleigh.

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Pop Matters

The 10 Best Ambient/Instrumental Albums of 2018

December 4, 2018

Evan Sawdey

The "country ambient" sub-genre maybe as niche as it can get, but there's no denying that SUSS are already the undisputed masters of the form.  


All About Jazz

November 30, 2018

Mark Sullivan

The original release of Ghost Box was short, but easily recommended to ambient music fans. This version is even better, a deeper dive into a special—and very American—sound world.

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Avant Music News

January 13, 2018


In a time where the rural / urban divide in the United States is a point of frequent debate, it is refreshing for a bunch of New Yorkers to provide their take on a genre not usually associated with skyscrapers and latte-sipping. But any cultural significance aside, the music is just darn good and stands on its own.


Pop Matters

November 9, 2018

Evan Sawdey

SUSS's Country-Ambient Sound Achieves Bizarre New Heights with the "Steam" video.

It's hard to know exactly how to quantify what SUSS is -- but that just makes this band's distinct sonic journey all the better.



May 11, 2018

Richard Gehr

Anxious times demand pacifying palliatives. If the American dream’s got you tied up in knots, then loosen those tethers with SUSS’ hauntingly appealing Ghost Box , an ambient jingle-janglejingle across the highest of hill countries. 



January 23, 2018

John Mulvey

The first MOJO playlist of 2018

Hear the highlights of this week's MOJO listening sessions

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Vinyl District

February 1, 2018

Joseph Neff

Ghost Box sidesteps genre grafting, instead unwinding like something natural yet quite out of the ordinary.


The Pulse

New Music From SUSS

by Ernie Paik 

March 7, 2018



Top 10 Ambient Albums Of 2018 (So Far)

By sam Rosean

June 14, 2018

Broken rails and empty expanses.

Guess we can’t go any further than this.


Release Date: April 06, 2018

BY John Schacht O

For connoisseurs of instrumental landscape sculpting, SUSS has created a concise masterwork of the form.

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Ghost Box (Expanded)


The re-issue of the critically acclaimed original album, Ghost Box, now with 4 previously unreleased tracks