@TheElectricHrts Nashville superstars-in-waiting The Electric Hearts ripped into Austin like a tornado during SXSW 2012, and I was lucky enough to catch them at least once, on the outdoor stage at The Beauty Bar (which shut down after the festival, hopefully to be replaced by a new venue that will take advantage of all that great space).
The Electric Hearts are one of those young bands that gives me faith in rock ‘n’ roll’s ability to live forever. Remember when The Black Crowes first hit the national scene, all swagger and sweat and big blues riffs and those outta-sight vocals that made you feel like you just had to see those guys live? The Electric Hearts are like that, but with nastier riffs and twice the energy.
Jessica Breanne (vocals), Sammy Stewart (lead guitar), Matt Johanson (bass), Mike Odmark (keyboards/guitar), and Stephen Smith (drums) are The Electric Hearts.
For a free download of an EP containing 5 full-length songs from their debut self-titled album, click here and enjoy. Please note that the band provided the link - it is fully sanctioned and fully legal.
For The Impaler’s review of that album, click here and keep an eye out for Mass Movement 32, in which it also will appear.
Photo of The Electric Hearts at The Beauty Bar in Austin, Texas, on March 15, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks @impalerspeaks