On January 13th, The Band of Heathens released their new album Duende, the band’s fifth studio album (and eighth overall), marking their tenth anniversary as a group. The group has recently shared a video for the lead track, “All I’m Asking”, which is currently streaming via Team Coco.
Watch: The Band of Heathens – “All I’m Asking”
Duende first premiered with an exclusive stream on Rolling Stone Country. Since then it has climbed to #1 on the Americana Music Association radio chart, with “All I’m Asking” reaching #22 on the Triple A charts as a single. The album has been similarly acclaimed in the press, with Popmatters in declaring Duende to be “the first notable Americana release of the New Year.”
An album built around connection and collaboration, it spotlights a pack of players whose influences – Southern boogie-woogie, stoned soul, heartland country-rock and all points between – are as wide-ranging as their tour dates. – Rolling Stone Country
While Band of Heathens had always been on the radar, with Duende, they’re coming out swinging with a sound that is beaming and confident. – No Depression
…It’s abundantly clear that the Heathens have worked tirelessly on Duende to bring innovation that counts, and that makes sense when fitting together as a working machine. – Popmatters
If Band of Heathens succeeds due to the sum of their parts, Duende suggests that they are united in purpose as well. – Glide Magazine
Duende – [duen-de] (noun) 1. a quality of inspiration and passion 2. A heightened sense of emotion, expression and authenticity 3. a spirit.
Duende is an apt name for a record whose themes explore the collective search for connection and communion in a technology-fueled world increasingly splintered, distracted and lonely. As band co-founder Ed Jurdi, who first learned of the term, explains, “It’s the essence of the artist,” or as partner Gordy Quist says, “It’s a word we don’t have an equivalent for in English, artistically, that’s where we tried to set the bar, to do what this band does best.” The album also garnered early acclaim pre-release, with previews and exclusive track premieres on The Boot, Popmatters and Relix.
The group has also released an EPK video to provide an introduction to Duende, as well as a snapshot of where the band currently finds themselves creatively. Watch it HERE.
U.S. Tour Dates:
Don’t miss The Band of Heathens live!
You haven’t seen them… until you have seen them.
02/22/17 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler
02/23/17 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
02/24/17 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
02/25/17 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
03/10/17 – Fredericksburg, TX – Luckenbach Dance Hall
03/24/17 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
03/25/17 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
03/28/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar
04/13/17 – Athens, GA – The Foundry
04/14/17 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
04/15/17 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
04/20/17 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
05/06/17 – Conroe, TX – Americana Music Festival
06/17/17 – Hunter Mountain, NY – Mountain Jam
07/13/17 – Mendocino, CA – Mendocino Music Festival
07/29/17 – Maryville, TN – The Shed Smokhouse & Juke Joint