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Heartless Bastards – “Gates of Dawn” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

This summer Austin’s Heartless Bastards are releasing Restless Ones, their fifth album of wide-open rock. The album was produced by John Congleton and showcases frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom’s gritty, bluesy voice more than ever. Today we’re premiering the video for “Gates Of Dawn,” which gives me DIY/home-video vibes and follows a teenager who is taunting, fleeing… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 14, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.’s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest, was a benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund and proceeds for this particular show went to Sweet Relief and helping out L.A. area musicians. George Fest featured (deep breath) Bria… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 9:22 am

Heartless Bastards – “Parted Ways”

The Austin band Heartless Bastards makes a gigantic, wide-open sort of road-trip rock, and their 2009 album The Mountain was an absolute gem. The band returns early next year with a new album called Arrow, which they recorded with Spoon’s Jim Eno. And below, you can grab the first song we’ve heard from the album. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2011 - 12:35 pm

Austin City Limits 2009 In Photos

There was dust, rain, then mud. There was Eddie Vedder, sitting in with Kings Of Leon and calling Perry Farrell up onstage with Pearl Jam during a reportedly monstrous, festival headlining two-hour set. There were Brooklynites and Brits, Dave Matthews and Phoenix, The B-52s and Mos Def, John Paul Jones and Karen O. Basically there… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Outside Lands 2009 In Photos

Last year, San Fran’s inaugural Outside Lands festival featured Radiohead, but also power outage issues. This year: No Radiohead, but abundant electricity. Trade-offs! While Thom was twisting words at the Reading and Leeds fests in the motherland, Golden Gate park welcomed three days of artists that cut a wide demographic swath, including smart hip ho… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009 - 9:39 am

Austin City Limits ’07: Friday In Photos

Welcome to Austin City Limits 2007, where the weather’s hot, the tacos are tasty, and the toilets are very, very flammable. Folks all over town are still buzzing about the lineup’s loss of the exceedingly anxious White Stripes, but hey, it makes for good small talk fodder with the incredibly well informed hotel… More »

By: Stereogum / September 15, 2007 - 4:03 pm

New Heartless Bastards Video – “All This Time”

Singer Erika Wennerstrom delivers her “lean on me” sentiment with a brazen, oomphatic vocal, and the vid for the title track from Heartless Bastards second LP wraps it in some psychedelically animated band shots, and goofy fortune telling and chauffeuring sessions. And the American Gothic homage at the end is a cute capstone on the… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2007 - 11:33 am