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!