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?


  1. like this band a lot. thank you for introducing it esp. w/ a female lead singer!
    xo Amy S.