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The Band of Heathens


Download links and information about The Band of Heathens by Band Of Heathens. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 47:26 minutes.

Artist: Band Of Heathens
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 47:26
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No. Title Length
1. Don't Call On Me 5:17
2. Jackson Station 3:52
3. Maple Tears 4:42
4. Heart On My Sleeve 3:32
5. Second Line 3:46
6. 40 Days 4:33
7. This I Know 3:41
8. Unsleeping Eye 4:49
9. Cornbread 4:45
10. Nine Steps Down 3:26
11. Hallelujah 5:03



When a band calls itself the Band of Heathens, one might assume that its focus is death metal or black metal. But these Austin, TX residents don't sound anything like that; their focus is bluesy, country-tinged Americana, roots rock, Southern rock, and rock & roll. That focus certainly lends itself to being based in Austin — a city that has a lot of credibility when it comes to Americana and roots rock — and it serves them well on this self-titled CD. Although this is the Band of Heathens' first studio album, it isn't their first album period; their first two releases, the 2006 CD Live from Momo's

and the 2007 CD/DVD Live at Antone's, were both live recordings. How many bands wait until their third release to provide a studio album? Not many. Given the fact that so many artists never record a live album at all, it is refreshing, albeit unorthodox, that the Band of Heathens did things the way they did. And thankfully, the studio environment doesn't deprive them of their bluesy grit. Drawing on influences that include the Black Crowes, the Rolling Stones, the Band, the Allman Brothers, and John Cougar Mellencamp, the Band of Heathens keep things nice and gritty on well-crafted tracks like "Cornbread," "Jackson Station," "Unsleeping Eye," and "Heart on My Sleeve." This memorable, if derivative, CD not only benefits from the fact that the Band of Heathens has an attractive sound — it also benefits from the fact that the writing is consistently solid. The Band of Heathens make the transition from live recordings to the studio pleasingly well on this 2008 release.