Album Premiere: This Frontier Needs Heroes “Real Job”


Tune culled from superb fourth studio album arriving this week.

By Blurt Staff

After three years without a new album from the esteemed songwriter Brad Lauretti, This Frontier Needs Heroes has at last completed his fourth studio album Real Job.  It drops Oct. 14. We’re very pleased to be able to unveil  the record exclusively for the BLURT readership, so check it out:

The album title provides insight as to how Lauretti spent his time off: working. Much like his previous album Hooky, the sounds again required assistance from additional band members which brings a relentless wave of energy that refuses to cease from track to track with the help of guitar, violin, drums, bass, pedal steel, and keys. The main difference with Real Job is almost a complete genre change, working from indie rock to a more folk/Americana feel, which makes for their best sound yet. The hard work put in over the past three years has only worked to increase their musical maturity and establish themselves as a reputable source of talent.

Lauretti is playing the Stetson Kennedy Centennial Celebration in St. Augustine October 15 with Sarah Lee Guthrie, and Billy Bragg, He’s also lining up some solo shows on the east coast this fall, before heading over to the UK/Germany/Italy in December for a few shows. As he puts it, of his increasingly crowded schedule, “I am kind of like a feather in the wind at the moment, so I am looking for the next challenge and opportunity to discover something new. I just want to keep working, playing shows, and start writing the next song!”

Pre-order the new album at Apple’s iTunes or at the group’s Bandcamp page (which will come with two extra songs).


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