Heartless Bastards is an American garage rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2003. They are often compared to fellow Ohioans The Black Keys. On November 17, 2011, the band announced they had signed with Brooklyn based Partisan Records to release their fourth album Arrow on Valentines Day 2012.
Heartless Bastards' fourth full-length album was produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi Home studio in Austin, Texas. "Arrow" features the current lineup of Erika Wennerstrom (vocals/guitar), Jesse Ebaugh (bass), Dave Colvin (drums), and Mark Nathan (guitar).
It will be the band's debut release for Brooklyn-based indie label Partisan Records. In Billboard Magazine's November 17, 2011 album announcement, Wennerstrom explains "I feel like this is the strongest record I've ever done. I feel like playing with these guys, us all being so connected, really helped make it so fully realized. I'm really, really happy with it."
On December 1, 2011, the first single from "Arrow" called "Parted Ways" was released exclusively on RollingStone.com and to the band's fans. On December 15, 2011, Heartless Bastards announced on Twitter that the preorder for "Arrow" was....