Heartless Bastards First Single Available for Download; Announce Tour Dates


Partisan Records is excited to announce that the Austin, TX-based Heartless Bastards have confirmed the first of many North American tours to support their new record, Arrow, due out February 14, 2012. The tour begins February 7 in Little Rock, AR, and ends in Austin at SXSW. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, December 3 .

Arrow will be released by the popular Brooklyn-based indie Partisan Records; the album was produced by Spoon drummer/co-producer Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi home studio in Austin. Brimming with confidence and creativity, Arrow sees Heartless Bastards pushing their distinctive sound forward with their most eclectic, energetic collection thus far. Marked as ever by singer/guitarist/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom’s remarkable voice – at turns primal and pleading, heartfelt and heroic – it expertly captures the Austin, Texas-based band’s multi-dimensional rock in all its strength and spirit. Arrow follows upon the difficult introspection of 2009’s acclaimed third album, The Mountain, standing tall as a powerhouse new beginning for Wennerstrom and the Heartless Bastards.

Arrow serves as the recorded debut of the Heartless Bastards’ current iteration, their latest and greatest line-up since Wennerstrom first convened the band back in 2003. Drummer Dave Colvin and bassist Jesse Ebagh – both of whom played on the Bastards’ first-ever demo recordings – returned to the fold in order to play live behind The Mountain. Soon after embarking on tour, Wennerstrom decided to put more meat on the band’s raw bones by enlisting guitarist Mark Nathan, who had ostensibly come aboard to handle the live sound.

Parted Ways by Heartless Bastards

7                                    Little Rock, AR                                  Juanitas
8                                    St. Louis, MO                                     Firebird
9                                    Milwaukee, WI                                  Turner Hall
10                                    Minneapolis, MN                             7th Street Entry
11                                    Madison, WI                                     High Noon
13                                    Louisville, KY                                   Headliners
14                                    Chicago, IL                                        Lincoln Hall
16                                    Columbus, OH                                 The Basement
17                                    Cincinnati, OH                                 The Madison Theatre
18                                    Indianapolis, IN                               Radio Radio
19                                    Pittsburgh, PA                                  Club Cafe
20                                    Toronto, ONT                                   Horseshoe Tavern
23                                    Boston, MA                                       Middle East – Downstairs
24                                    New York, NY                                  Webster Hall
25                                    Philadelphia, PA                               Union Transfer
27                                    Baltimore, MD                                   Otto Bar
29                                    Charlottesville, VA                            The Southern

1                                    Chapel Hill, NC                                    Cat’s Cradle
2                                    Atlanta, GA                                            The Earl
3                                    Nashville, TN                                         Mercy Lounge
6                                    Birmingham, AL                                    Bottletree
8                                    Fayetteville, AR                                      George’s Majestic
9                                    Fort Worth, TX                                        Lola’s
10                                    Houston, TX                                          Warehouse Live

West coast tour dates for the spring of 2012 will be announced shortly.