Saturday, July 31, 2010

Heartless Bastards - The Mountain -2009-
(Rock, Indie, Soul)

From: Dayton, Ohio

The driving force behind the music of the Heartless Bastards is without a doubt the voice of lead singer and songwriter Erika Wennerstrom. She possesses a voice that is deep, throaty and loose. Rolling Stone magazine had this to say about Wennerstrom, "she sounds like she s wailing on the shoulders of giants; her sad and angry vocals channeling all the swagger and spit of a young Robert Plant." Combine that unique voice with some really good rocking jams and you get some powerfully enjoyable tunes. The Mountain is the 3rd studio effort from Wennerstrom and her ever rotating band and has enough variety with songs jumping from folk to garage rock to keep you listening time after time. Heartless Bastards have made quite a bit of noise at Austin City Limits and Bonnaroo already this year so be on the lookout for Wennerstrom and her boys.

Heartless Bastards - The Mountain

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