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Heartless Bastards

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."
Heartless Bastards are on tour and will play two NYC shows with NYC's own Langhorne Slim this weekend. Friday night they'll be at Bowery Ballroom. Saturday it's Music Hall of Williamsburg. Those Darlins open both shows. More dates and pictures from their performance at the recent Austin City Limits music festival, below...

Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards - 2008 Tour Dates *
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

* October dates continue with Langhorne Slim and Dead Confederate. In November they'll be touring with The Broken West.



Comments (11)

yawn, cincinnati band.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2008 12:19 PM

Langhorne Slim > Heartless Bastards

Posted by Black Jesus | October 10, 2008 1:12 PM

anybody know set times?

wondering if i can go catch langhorne after beck.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2008 1:22 PM

what are you talking about!? heartless bastards are a great band! geez, tough crowd...

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2008 2:14 PM

A goldtop les paul studio?

Posted by JJ | October 10, 2008 2:20 PM

I have 2 tickets for tomorrow's MHoW show that I'd like to sell ($25 or less for the pair) or trade for tonight's show. Please e-mail me at if you're interested.

anon 1:22 - call the Merc Lounge box office. they always have set times the day of for Bowery Presents shows.

Posted by Matt | October 10, 2008 2:41 PM

those darlins 9pm

slim 10pm

heartless 11pm

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2008 4:33 PM

tomorrow at MHOW it's heartless bastards at 10 and Langhorne at 11.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2008 5:24 PM

I recall seeing the Bastards after being recommended to check em out by this fat-red faced alcoholic dick who music supervises for HBO. That disgusting man kept repeating "Heartless Bastards" to me in such a way that it looked and sounded like he was having a coronary. His intensity was so compelling that I took him at his word and checked em out at Mercury a few years ago. They were incredibly dull lifeless regurgitated mid-western rock with nothing appealing about it.
That man from HBO was wretched in every way yet I still love him.

Posted by Lionel Richie | October 11, 2008 10:44 AM

Erika ROCKED last night at the Music Hall of W'burg.
This is a new band, she replaced the original drummer and bassists. But most importantly she kept the sound, the new bass still is very heavy, deep and low which is great. They played about an hour and 60-40 newmaterial-old material. Highlights from the new stuff was a bluesy acoustic number with violin (guest) and banjo. And a final number which was almost psychedelic in style but very well done, can't wait for the new album! The extreme highlight was Swamp Song which was amazing and knocked out of the park. The changes were played so well by the new drummer and Erika sang it with so much energy..."the big big beat is what I found!!!!" What we found. Dragonfly was also done very well with the guest on violin also a great version of Blue Day. Her voice and hard blues playing was on in Bklyn last night. Too bad we missed them headlining at the Bowery. Erika and the boys (whoever they are) rock on!

Posted by rescueblues | October 12, 2008 10:55 AM


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