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Friday, January 23, 2009

Heartless Bastards and the Stellar "The Mountain"

I've said it before and I still mean it. Heartless Bastards is the best band name ever! Do your homework on it and get back to me... I bet you can't change my mind. Anyway, I'm not talkin' Heartless Bastards to celebrate their totally awesome - and completely ironic, name.

Heartless Bastards


I want to talk about their really stellar new album, The Mountain - set for a February 3rd release on Fat Possum Records. As luck would have it, this staggeringly good bit of indie rock will be released right here in Boston. The band will take the crowd on a stirring, furious dance through The Mountain's rock, and country-stained roots. There will be folk and bits of soul (just you wait to hear Erika Wennerstrom's blues-steeped howl!) When Heartless Bastards begin to play I hear the moonshine-drunk Velvet Underground covering the Pixies. It's kind of like that. The Mountain is completely mesmerizing...

Title Track from the new album:
Heartless Bastards - The Mountain

DATES with the HEARTLESS BASTARDS
01.30.09 - Young Ave Deli - Memphis, TN
01.31.09 - Martyr’s - Chicago, IL
02.03.09 - Great Scott - Allston, MA
Album Release Party!
w/ Hoots & Hellmouth
A Fenway Recordings Night.
02.04.09 - Maxwell’s - Hoboken, NJ
02.05.09 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
with The Black Keys
02.06.09 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
with The Black Keys
02.07.09 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
with The Black Keys
02.10.09 - Gravity Lounge - Charlottesville, VA
02.12.09 - Bottle Tree - Birmingham, AL
02.13.09 - Government Street Grocery - Ocean Springs, MS
02.14.09 - Last Concert Café - Houston, TX
02.28.09 - Hailey’s - Denton, TX
03.15.09 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
03.16.09 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
03.17.09 - Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
03.18.09 - SXSW - Austin, TX
03.19.09 - SXSW - Austin, TX
03.20.09 - SXSW - Austin, TX
03.21.09 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
03.23.09 - Lyric Oxford - Oxford, MS
03.29.09 - Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
with Gaslight Anthem
04.02.09 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
with Gaslight Anthem
04.03.09 - The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
with Gaslight Anthem
04.04.09 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
with Gaslight Anthem
04.07.09 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB
with Gaslight Anthem
04.08.09 - The Starlight Room - Edmonton, AB
with Gaslight Anthem
04.10.09 - The Plaza Nightclub - Vancouver, BC
with Gaslight Anthem
04.15.09 - The Boardwalk - Sacramento, CA
with Gaslight Anthem
04.16.09 - Slim’s - San Francisco, CA
with Gaslight Anthem
04.21.09 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
with Gaslight Anthem
04.24.09 - Gothic Theater - Denver, CO
with Gaslight Anthem

Heartless Bastards
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1 comment:

hunta said...

RSL is right on the money with this show. Heartless Bastards will blow the doors off old Great Scott and you should be there!