ELLIOT EASTON (THE CARS), CLEM BURKE (BLONDIE),
WALLY PALMAR (THE ROMANTICS) & ANDY BABIUK (THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS)
THE SECOND ALBUM OUT AUGUST 28 (WICKED COOL RECORDS)
“THE WORLD’S GONE INSANE” WATCH
The Empty Hearts—four rock and roll lifers—are proud to announce The Second Album
, out August 28 on Little Steven’s Wicked Cool Records. Hear their new song “The Best That I Can”
and watch the video
for “The World’s Gone Insane,”
recorded before the world had gone even more insane. The Second Album
will be available on vinyl, CD and all streaming services, and available for preorder here
“We wanted to make an album like the ones that really captured our imaginations when we were coming up,” says Elliot Easton, guitarist and founding member of The Cars. “The sort of record that, when it came out, you’d get together with a few friends, maybe get a buzz on, turn the lights down and listen from beginning to end—like those classic late ’60s records that took you on a little trip.”
Easton is joined by Blondie drummer and fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Clem Burke, along with hitmaker Wally Palmar of The Romantics on lead vocals and bassist Andy Babiuk of The Chesterfield Kings. One of their heroes, Ringo Starr, plays drums on “Remember Days Like These.”
“In a way, it’s given us The Beatles’ seal of approval!” adds Clem, who backed Ringo on tambourine.
Produced by Ed Stasium (Ramones, The Talking Heads) and The Empty Hearts, The Second Album was made in the spirit of 50s and 60’s rock and roll, the music that first inspired all four members. The album was recorded with the intent to tour worldwide, including dates with Blondie.
“The Empty Hearts have done it again!” says label head Little Steven, who named the band from his secret list of unused names. “Could this album be timelier? I’m thinking NOT! Enjoy! And then get pissed off!”
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