Austin-based rock band Heartless Bastards stopped by the opbmusic studios late last month and played a beautiful acoustic set of songs from their newest release Restless Ones, including this performance of Gates of Dawn. For more videos from this session and to view other performances from Julia Holter, Y La Bamba, and Blitzen Trapper, visit VuHaus— a new video collaboration between leading public radio music sources.
Ahead of their sold out gig at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, the band’s lead singer Erika Wennerstrom and bassist Jesse Ebaugh also chatted with opbmusic at-length about the their improbable lucky break, how moving from Ohio to Texas has impacted their sound, and the “immediate” recording process behind their new release Restless.
Listen to the band’s full performance and interview with opbmusic’s Matt Drenik here:
Heartless Bastards have several gigs in their home state of Texas this month (including an Austin City Limits taping) before heading out on an extensive European winter tour.