Heathens’ fourth studio album a snapshot of uncertain times

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Band of Heathens stops in Denton on Tuesday, touring in support of “Sunday Morning Record.” The Austin four-piece captured a time of transition on its fourth studio album.

Austin quartet Band of Heathens hasn’t worn out the band’s fourth studio album, Sunday Morning Record. The group will play tunes from the record, and older material, too, on Tuesday night at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St.

In 11 songs, Band of Heathens eases into the well-worn seat of indie-folk, seasoning the lot with Red Dirt twang without compromising the record’s rock and roll posture.

Sunday Morning Record was born in the midst of change,” said one of the Heathens’ founding guitarist and singers Gordy Quist. “Life changes, lineup changes, geographic changes. It was a rollercoaster of a year, but that change served the album well and became our muse.”

Ed Jurdi, the other founding guitarist and singer of the Band of Heathens, said the latest record, which is the seventh the band has produced if you count the albums made without studio help, is a snapshot of the band’s most recent upheavals.

“We set out to make a record that chronicled the journey of the band through a really difficult and uncertain time,” Jurdi said. “In the midst of all of this, Gordy and I were writing songs, starting families, moving families and trying to find a thread to hold onto with our music.”

Doors open at 4 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $10. Cover costs $15 at the door.

For reservations, visit http://bit.ly/1mvK4SO .

— Lucinda Breeding


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