Elliot Easton of the Cars, Clem Burke of Blondie, Wally Palmer of the Romantics and Andy Babiuk of the Chesterfield Kings have come together to form the new group The Empty Hearts. The band has signed with 429 Records and will release their first, self-titled, album on August 5.
The Empty Hearts was produced by the band and Ed Stasium and was recorded at Fab Gear Studios in Rochester, NY. Joining the band is Ian McLagan (Faces/Small Faces, Rolling Stones) on organ.
The sound of the band comes from the music that influenced these 70's and 80's hitmakers including 50's Rock and Roll, 60's British invasion and 70's garage-punk. Clem Burke said of the sound "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."
The track list for The Empty Hearts:
- 90 Miles An Hour Down A Dead End Street
- I Don't Want Your Love (If You Don't Want To See Me)
- (I See) No Way Out
- Fill An Empty Heart
- Soul Deep
- Loud And Clear
- Perfect World
- I Found You Again
- Just A Little Too Hard
- Drop Me Off At Home
- Meet Me 'Round The Corner