Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I have a confession to make. I'm in love. Last week, on the recommendation of The Duke Spirit, I checked out a new band's myspace page. "Well, if the Duke Spirit like them...I can certainly take time out of my busy schedule to listen" I thought to myself. "What harm could it do?"
The first time you hear The Heartless Bastards  frontwoman Erika sing, her voice invokes Patti Smith wrapped in a blanket of Lucinda Williams with a little Chrissie Hynde & Serge Gainsbourg sprinkled on top. 
 Sonically, THB ride the balance of twang and rock with a precision I have never before experienced.  The lyrics are simple and stunning. "I could be so happy, if I just quit being sad".  (Why didn't I think of that before???!!!)
We happily added their song *The Mountain* this week on Houndstooth Radio.  I hope you like it half as much as I do.  
Follow them on Twitter: @TheHbastards. Tell them I said "Hi". I'll try not to ride by their houses on my bike....try not to write bad poetry about them....try not to get their name tattooed on my ass...but it's going to be tough. I am in love with The Heartless Bastards. How do I tell my husband?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A very good friend gave me the once over about not being more *on the ball* about my blog updates. So here we go....
Houndstooth is cruising right along...we promise to have more and more exciting elements added soon...but we have to tell you; building an empire is exhausting. 
 We are extremely thankful for all the kind words and encouragement we have received so far on this brand new endeavor.  Keep the comments, suggestions, and requests coming @ HoundstoothRadio@gmail.com!
If you're going to SXSW this year make sure you try and check out some of our favorite bands on Houndstooth that are performing! Superdrag are playing all over Austin...so check HERE for all the show dates. Other bands that will rock your world include: The Duke Spirit, The Fratellis, The Heartless Bastards, Lily Allen, Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim, Delta Spirit and Dinosaur Jr. For a complete list of official bands playing: SXSW
Tasty BBQ, Margaritas, and Shiner Bock. dang. wish we were coming with you.
The rest of us will just have to listen to HOUNDSTOOTH or watch it on Directv. ho hum.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Superdrag video for the single *Aspartame*