Thursday, July 31, 2014

Power pop/rock all-stars The Empty Hearts debut out next week

The Empty Hearts, a new band featuring members of The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings, will release their eponymous debut album Aug. 5 worldwide via 429 Records.

Members consist of Elliot Easton on lead guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Clem Burke on drums, Wally Palmar on vocals and guitar and Andy Babiuk on bass. Co-produced by the band and Ed Stasium, it also includes the Faces’ keyboardist Ian McLagan on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer. The band will tour the U.S. this fall. 

The Empty Hearts (a name coined by Little Steven from his secret list of unused band names), is a band who sound like musical cohorts—all came of age in the 70’s and 80’s music scenes and play by a DIY punk rock code of ethics. They are all connected having come together as a band of friends—Babiuk called up Palmar looking to start something new and shortly thereafter, Palmar connected with Burke who then brought in Easton. A self-proclaimed band of “rock and roll lifers,” the chemistry clicked immediately.

Says Clem Burke: ““Those common influences are what brought us together. We’re survivors and lifers of rock ‘n’ roll. We take from everything that’s come before musically. A lot of people have never heard or seen a band like this. There’s a freshness to it, at the same time as it’s a recollection of the past.”

Track Listing:

1) 90 Miles An Hour Down A Dead End Street
2) I Don’t Want Your Love (If You Don’t Want To See Me)
3) (I See) No Way Out
4) Fill An Empty Heart
5) Soul Deep
6) Loud And Clear
7) Perfect World
8) I Found You Again
9) Just A Little Too Hard
10) Drop Me Off At Home
11) Jealousy
12) Meet Me ‘Round The Corner

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