Great news as we head into a season of cold from the warm front that is Austin, Texas. Cincinnati ex-pats Heartless Bastards have been hard at work on a new album for some time now, and they are finally ready to unveil the details.
The now four-piece Bastards got together with Jim Eno of Spoon again in his Austin studio and cooked up their first release as a gang of four. The new album is titled Arrow and it also sees the band parting ways with Fat Possum and joining the likes of Middle Brother and Deer Tick on the Partisan label.
The album hits store shelves on February 14th of the new year, but you can grab the first song from it in early December by signing up at theheartlessbastards.com. The first song is titled “Parted Ways.”
“I feel like this is the strongest record I’ve ever done,” Wennerstrom says. “I feel like playing with these guys, us all being so connected, really helped make it so fully realized. I’m really, really happy with it.”
Here is a quick video of Erika covering Bob Dylan at the Southgate House this summer.