The Empty Hearts, Elliot, Clem, Wally and Andy, have parlayed a combined lifetime of rock ‘n’ roll into their self-titled debut, a sterling collection of influences that include ‘50s American roots rock ‘n’ roll, ‘60s British Invasion and ‘70s garage-punk that is anything but retro, rather a refreshing return to core musical values.
Co-produced by the band with Ed Stasium [The Ramones, Living Colour, The Smithereens] at Babiuk’s Fab Gear Studios in Rochester, N.Y., the album shows off the well-honed stylistic strengths of each individual member, with the Faces Hall of Fame keyboardist Ian McLagan adding Wurlitzer and Hammond organs into the mix.
There’s the clarion power chords of The Who’s “I Can’t Explain” in “Soul Deep”, the Stones-by-way Chuck Berry twang of “Drop Me off at Home,” the Yardbirds’ bluesy R&B of “Meet Me Around the Corner,” the Led Zeppelin epic sweep of “Loud and Clear,” the “Wild Horses”/ “Dead Flowers” country-rock of “I Found You Again” and the Faces’ “Stay with Me” party vibe in “I Don’t Want Your Love.”
The Empty Hearts Holidays!
Get into the holiday spirit by purchasing The Empty Hearts Xmas Singles “It’s Christmastime” and “Joyful Noise”. Now available on Black Vinyl & a Special Limited Edition 7” Red Vinyl. Quantities are limited so act now!
These Christmas tunes “hit all the high notes. The title song is a nice upbeat raveup that will remind you of the players’ previous groups as well as the glam rock holiday singles of the early to mid-70s, while sounding perfectly up to date. The B-side, “Joyful Noise,” is just that, the Bo Diddley beat with driving guitars…” – Rudolph and Mistletunes.com