The New Heathens: '141' The New Heathens are rootsy rockers grounded in the storytelling traditions of Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen, the Drive-By Truckers and the Bottle Rockets.

The New Heathens: '141'

The New Heathens: '141'

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New Heathens: so much better than the Old Heathens.

The New Heathens are rootsy rockers grounded in the storytelling traditions of Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen, the Drive-By Truckers and the Bottle Rockets.

The band serves up 10 dynamic tracks on their debut album Heathens Like Me. The songs take inspiration from the streets of Harlem to hard-luck Paterson, New Jersey; from the plains of Kansas where they say "injustice grows like corn" to the mountains of Montana "where teenagers mix pyromania with alien paranoia."

Heathens Like Me connects America's coasts via blue highways. It's inspired by shotgun riders ranging from wasted women to the late Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Lauded around the northeast for their energetic live shows, the New Heathens have opened for the Samples, sharing stages with Ryan Adams and Old Crow Medicine Show, among others.

With members hailing from Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana and New York, the New Heathens bonded over their love of songs forged through cool guitar riffs, a pumping rhythm section, sticky melodies and incisive lyrics.