by jennifer from pittsburgh
I first heard of Heartless Bastards when my girlfriend put their debut CD on during dinner one evening. The thing is, my girlfriend isn’t really all that cutting-edge-new-music-y, so I was a bit shocked that she’d discovered this incredible indie band before I had.
Heartless Bastards, a name I never tire of, consists of founder Erica Wennerstrom on vocals and guitar, Mike Lamping on bass and Kevin Vaughn on drums. Ooooh, gotta love a power trio! Currently they’re on tour with Lucinda Williams (who deserves a blog post all her own), and, unfortunately, they’re not slated to come to my city. Sigh and woe!