Heartless Bastards

On the new album A Beautiful Life, Heartless Bastards share a wide-eyed and radiant vision for harmonizing a broken world. The Ohio-bred and Texas-transplanted band’s first new music since 2015’s Restless Ones, A Beautiful Life affirms frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom as a songwriter with the power to profoundly influence our state of mind, often by alchemizing her idealism into viscerally potent rock-and-roll songs. With its delicate coalescence of so many eclectic touchstones—French pop and Celtic folk, space rock and symphonic pop, Disney scores and post-punk—the result is an album that immediately lures the listener into a more receptive mindset, one that leads to deeper generosity, greater compassion, and a restored sense of possibility.

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Events featuring Heartless Bastards

Mar 17, 2022
2:30pm — 3:10pm
Presented by
SXSW DAY PARTY Dillion T. Pickle's Austin Throwdown
Mar 17, 2022
7:45pm — 8:30pm
Presented by
Spaceflight Records
Mar 19, 2022
10:30pm — 11:15pm
Austin, TX
Indie Rock