Yesterday’s New York Times profiled a band from Ohio called the Heartless Bastards. Sounded interesting. So I opened and clicked on their 2006 album All This Time.

Heartless Bastards All This Time

Wow. I may have found a new obsession. Erika Wennerstrom leads this trio with a deep, powerful voice built for belting rock songs. The NYT profile described a shy, non-assuming type. She’s not that on record.

Here they are live with a great set and lame interview on MPR’s fantastic station The Current.

The Heartless Bastards release a new album The Mountain tomorrow, February 3. They are playing at the Varsity in Minneapolis on April 4. Count me in.