Heartless Bastards – I Swallowed A Dragonfly

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After an impromptu drinking session following a football game last night I am a tad slow in embracing anything resembling high decibels this morning. Funny then that I am awash in these glorious noise makers Heartless Bastards from down Cincinnati way. While it may indeed come across as indiscriminate audio to the untrained ear there is so much to applaud in Erica Wennerstrom’s dual guitar/vocal approach. You may hear Sonic Youth in certain passages but I’m not sure Thurston’s mob can slow it down to this degree and still sound so energetic. Nothing Heartless Bastards do is straight laced; their music is forever in full bloom with a myriad of colourful sounds vying for your attention. Hard to refuse, even when there is another set of pumping drums going off in your head. KD

Heartless Bastards – I Swallowed A Dragonfly

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More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Heartless Bastards
Year: 2006

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3 Comments

  1. February 7, 2008
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    Great blog man – How I have not seen this before is beyond me!Keep up the awesome work.

  2. Anonymous
    February 7, 2008
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    i hear a little oakley hall, but that is just me!

  3. February 7, 2008
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    Thanks Pedro, things don’t look too bad back at your place either.Anon: You could be right, all I know by Oakley Hall is ‘Lazy Susan’ and that sounds alt countryish to me. Must investigate further.

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