January 23, 2009

Heartless Bastards: The Mountain

Heartless Bastards
photo: Felicia Graham

There is a rock band out there for every critic who has declared that the genre has died as an art form. The Heartless Bastards resurrect the power trio, with their not-so-secret weapon Erika Wennerstrom on guitar and vocals. With Dave Colvin on drums and Jess Ebaugh on bass their third album The Mountain is an early peak in the career of this Cincinnati band.

A bit of folk has crept into the mayhem - there's a banjo and a fiddle in Wide Awake and Witchy Poo. Recommended if you like Grace Potter and Julie Neumark.

Heartless Bastards:
Erika Wennerstrom: vocals, guitar
Dave Colvin: drums
Jesse Ebaugh: bass

Heartless Bastards: The Mountain

The Mountain is released on Fat Possum. Release date: February 3.

Tracks:
  1. The Mountain
  2. Be So Happy
  3. Early in the Morning
  4. Hold Your Head High
  5. Out At Sea
  6. Nothing Seems the Same
  7. Wide Awake
  8. So Quiet
  9. Had To Go
  10. Witchy Poo
  11. Sway

Live dates:
  • 01/30 Young Ave Deli Memphis, TN *
  • 01/31 Martyr’s Chicago, IL *
  • 02/03 Great Scott Boston, MA *
  • 02/04 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ *
  • 02/05 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA +
  • 02/06 Terminal 5 New York, NY +
  • 02/07 Terminal 5 New York, NY +
  • 02/11 Gravity Lounge Charlottesville, VA *
  • 02/12 Bottle Tree Birmingham, AL *
  • 02/13 Government Street Grocery Ocean Springs, MS *
  • 02/14 Last Concert Café Houston, TX *
  • 02/27 TBA TX *
  • 02/28 Hailey’s Denton, TX *
  • 03/15 The Pageant St. Louis, MO ^
  • 03/16 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS ^
  • 03/17 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK ^
  • 03/18 SXSW Austin, TX
  • 03/19 SXSW Austin, TX
  • 03/20 SXSW Austin, TX
  • 03/21 House of Blues Houston, TX ^
  • 03/23 Lyric Oxford Oxford, MS ^
  • 03/27 Webster Hall New York, NY #
  • 03/28 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA #
  • 03/29 Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, PA #
  • 04/02 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI #
  • 04/03 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL #
  • 04/04 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN #
  • 04/07 The Warehouse Calgary, AB #
  • 04/08 The Starlite Room Edmonton, AB #
  • 04/10 Plaza Club Vancouver, BC #
  • 04/11 Crocodile Café Seattle, WA *
  • 04/15 The Boardwalk Sacramento, CA #
  • 04/16 Slim’s San Francisco, CA #
  • 04/21 The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ #
  • 04/24 Gothic Theater Denver, CO #

* Heartless Bastards headlining
+ Show with The Black Keys
^ Show with Andrew Bird
# Show with Gaslight Anthem

» theheartlessbastards.com
» myspace.com/heartlessbastards

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