Heartless Bastards Take On “The Wizard Of Oz” In New Video For “Marathon”

By on October 18, 2012

Rolling Stone has premiered the new music video for Heartless Bastards single, “Marathon,” off their widely acclaimed 2012 record, Arrow (Partisan Records).  With Halloween rapidly approaching, the video finds the band indulging in the holiday spirit, with an homage to The Wizard Of Oz.  In lieu of a twister or hot air balloon, the costumed Bastards travel by vintage AMC Pacer, racing to find their way home (Austin, not Kansas).  The song builds slowly to a grand crescendo, with Erika Wennerstrom’s potent, pleading vocals as the scorching centerpiece.     


“[Wennerstrom’s] band’s crushing fourth LP sets the quartet alongside Ohio kin the Black Keys as front-line blues-rock modernists” -Rolling Stone  
“Emotionally nuanced vocals of frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom
light up every track”-Entertainment Weekly  
“[Arrow] shines a spotlight on a rock star in the making” -NPR

Heartless Bastards on Tour
10/17 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
10/19 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon^
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue^
10/22 – Chicago, IL – Metro^
10/23 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick^
10/24 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace^
10/26 – Boston, MA – Royale^
10/27 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza^
10/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
10/30 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/31 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom^
11/1 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre^
11/2 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Linsley^
11/5 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
11/6 – Houston, TX – Fitz Upstairs
11/8 – Austin, TX – Stubbs*

^ denotes Futurebirds as direct support
* denotes supporting Grace Potter and the Nocturnals


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.