In the summer of 2010, British band "Mystery Jets" moved to Austin Texas to write and record their fourth album. As the songs started to come together, a narrative also started to form and "Radlands" began to sound like a concept record. They approached upcoming British writer Richard Elms to set the story in comic form and The Ballad of Emmerson Lonestar came to life. The story of a wandering musician, too long on the road, just barley scraping by from gig to gig and longing for his lost childhood sweetheart. This comic is the first part of his story and the beginning of the musical journey "Radlands."