Austin-based Heartless Bastards released their latest album, Arrow (Partisan Recors) last month. The sound is stripped-down and gritty, refreshingly so, and without an ounce of cliche.
Lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom says, “There’s really not a lot added to these tracks, they’re really mostly live takes. We talked about adding things, but when we listened back, we thought, ‘I don’t know if this really needs more.’”
Guitartist Mark Nathan, enlisted to play on the band’s last tour, was asked to join up full-time as the fourth member. Arrow stands as an impressive, raw and powerful album showcasing the Bastards’ maturity and confidence, an already kickass band at a new high in their career. Check out the video, and then stream the entire album here.