Heartless Bastards


Formed in Dayton, Ohio six years ago and signed to Fat Possum Records soon after on the recommendation of Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, the Heartless Bastards may be America’s meanest-sounding, female-fronted dirty blues band. Erika Wennerstrom’s voice is an instrument as snarling and jagged as her guitar, and her songs — hammered home by the rhythm section of drummer Dave Colvin and bassist Jesse Ebaugh — pack a vicious punch. Years of nearly non- stop touring has created a band – now Austin-based - whose strong musical telepathy creates an unadorned, indelible sound that touches on seventies soul, psychedelia, blues and mudhole- stomping rock.

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