Heartless Bastards Climb “Mountain” In Jan.

 

Serving
up a hot platter courtesy Fat Possum.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

A year ago this month, Heartless Bastards front-chick
Erica Wennerstrom left the creature comforts of her hometown of Cincinnati, OH
behind and moved to Austin, TX to work with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon,
Trail of Dead, Patty Griffin, Dead Confederate) on The Mountain, the Cincy power-rock trio’s third studio release and
first since the departure of bassist Mike Lamping and drummer Kevin Vaughn. The Mountain drops on January 29, 2009
on Fat Possum Records.

 

The 11 tracks on The
Mountain
mark the return of Jesse Ebaugh on bass, who played on the
original Heartless Bastards demo that Wennerstrom sent to Fat Possum to secure
her record deal. Joining Ebaugh in the new rhythm section is fellow Ohio brethren Dave
Colvin on drums. The lineup this fall will also include Bill Elm on lap steel,
and occasionally Zy O.Lyn on violin.

 

Upcoming October tour dates pair the Bastards with Langhorne
Slim and Dead Confederate. In November, they hit the road with The Broken West.

 

10/7/08 –  Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton,
Massachusetts

10/8/08 –  T.T. the
Bear’s – Cambridge, Massachusetts

10/9/08 –  Capitol
Theater – York, Pennsylvania

10/10/08 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, New York

10/11/08 – Music Hall
of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, New York

10/13/08 – Black Cat – Washington, Washington DC

10/14/08 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, North Carolina

10/15/08 – The 5 Spot – Atlanta, Georgia

10/16/08 – Exit / In – Nashville,
Tennessee

10/17/08 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, Mississippi

10/18/08 – D.B.A. New Orleans
– New Orleans, Louisiana

11/3/08 –   Santa Fe Brewing Co – Santa Fe, New Mexico

11/4/08 –   Rhythm
Room – Phoenix, Arizona

11/5/08 –   Beauty Bar
– San Diego, California

11/7/08 –   Spaceland
– Los Angeles, California

11/8/08 –   The
Independent – San Francisco,
California

11/10/08 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, Oregon

11/11/08 – The Tractor – Seattle, Washington

11/14/08 – 400 Bar – Minneapolis,
Minnesota

11/15/08 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, Wisconsin

11/16/08 – The Picador – Iowa City, Iowa

11/18/08 – Waiting Room – Omaha, Nebraska

11/19/08 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, Kansas

11/21/08 – Venue TBD, Dallas,
Texas

11/22/08 –  Stubb’s, Austin, Texas

 

[Photo Credit (taken at ACL last month): Andy Tennille]

 

 

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