Heartless Bastards Announce New Record

posted October 8, 2008

Heartless Bastards Announce New Record

Fat Possum Records is excited to announce that the Heartless Bastards are set to release their third record on January 20, 2009. The record is called The Mountain and was produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead, Patty Griffin). The Mountain delivers the swamped-up rock howl that fans have come to love from the critically acclaimed Heartless Bastards, but it also weaves in an adventurous sonic evolution, expanding their three-piece rock palate by adding pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and strings, all in support of Erika Wennerstrom's transcendent voice that Rolling Stone once described as "channeling all the swagger and spit of a young Robert Plant."

In October 2007, Wennerstrom packed her bags and moved to Austin, TX, to write her new record, and work with producer McCarthy. In true ascetic discipline, she rented a meager apartment, locked herself inside, wrote for six months straight and came out with 11 songs that represent the evolution critics and fans have been anticipating for years. Once the album was finished, she immediately got to work on assembling a new band, searching for musicians who would help take her live show to a whole new level. After weeks of auditions, a serendipitous alignment of stars occurred, and she found what she was looking for. The two new members aren't Texas ringers, but fellow Dayton brethren Dave Colvin on drums, and Jesse Ebaugh on bass, who actually played on the original demo that hooked Fat Possum in the first place. The line up this fall will also include Bill Elm on lap steel, and occasionally Zy O.Lyn on violin. The new and improved Heartless Bastards are sure to leave fans reeling and wanting more.

Already on tour for all of September, October dates continue with Langhorne Slim and Dead Confederate. In November they'll be touring with The Broken West.

The remaining dates for the tour are below:
10/7/08 - Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, Massachusetts
10/8/08 - T.T. the Bear's - Cambridge, Massachusetts
10/9/08 - Capitol Theater - York, Pennsylvania
10/10/08 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, New York
10/11/08 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, New York
10/13/08 - Black Cat - Washington, Washington DC
10/14/08 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, North Carolina
10/15/08 - The 5 Spot - Atlanta, Georgia
10/16/08 - Exit / In - Nashville, Tennessee
10/17/08 - Proud Larry's - Oxford, Mississippi
10/18/08 - D.B.A. New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana
11/3/08 - Santa Fe Brewing Co - Santa Fe, New Mexico
11/4/08 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, Arizona
11/5/08 - Beauty Bar - San Diego, California
11/7/08 - Spaceland - Los Angeles, California
11/8/08 - The Independent - San Francisco, California
11/10/08 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, Oregon
11/11/08 - The Tractor - Seattle, Washington
11/14/08 - 400 Bar - Minneapolis, Minnesota
11/15/08 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, Wisconsin
11/16/08 - The Picador - Iowa City, Iowa
11/18/08 - Waiting Room - Omaha, Nebraska
11/19/08 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, Kansas
11/21/08 - Venue TBD, Dallas, Texas
11/22/08 - Stubb's, Austin, Texas

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