This Frontier Needs Heroes
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This Frontier Needs Heroes

Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Brooklyn, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Americana Folk




"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

“Their music ranges from simply arranged, heartbreaking ballads to raucous foot-tappers, complete with rambling electric guitar solos and handclaps... both call to mind vast and often desolate American landscapes. Their back porch sound is peppered with scratching violins, bass, and flute and ocarina flourishes, which add to the band's whole Western vibe. With its lonely acoustic guitar, Brad's desperate warble, and Jessica's open, airy harmonies, the album opener, "Firefly," provides a great introduction to the band's sound.” - NPR All Songs Considered

"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

"With harmonies so tight they sound like they come from a single larynx, the act crafts a shuffling, aching Americana that taps deep into the whole back-porch vibe that folk music ought to exude—but not without a tinge of The Band and Will Oldham to help modernize it." -

"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

“Arresting local neofolk duo This Frontier Needs Heroes combines spare, literate songs in a Neil Young vein with hints of homegrown psychedelia.”

"This Frontier Needs Heroes quietly explode all of your notions about cheesy family bands." - Time Out New York

"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

"Agreeably downbeat and mournful, indie-country-folk-grazed tunes." - Time Out London

"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

"Crooning wash away the hangover."

"What's extra special too, is that there might be a few bands on the
list that you may not have heard of before, as we figured that we want
to focus on getting our favourite bands first, no matter if they're
headliners or tiny bands... so do check them all out, we're so
grateful that they've all been able to commit this far ahead, even
bands travelling all the way from America, such as This Frontier Needs
Heroes, Motel Motel, Whispertown 2000 and of course The Low Anthem!" - End of the Road Festival UK

"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

"All open air, broken hearts, and quaint countryside. It’s the Old West by way of Williamsburg; it’s more Bonnie and Clyde than Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger." - Jezebel Music

"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

"A home-spun musical revolution for the dissolutioned corporate-music-hater." - Purely Recreational

"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

"This Frontier Needs Heroes sounds like My Morning Jacket playing stripped down folk tunes on a camping trip." - State of Mind

"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

"They peddle a nice line in downbeat folk and sound somewhere between Gram and Emmylou and the baritone aceness of Pedro The Lion." - The Joy Collective UK

"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

"With its dirty-blues beat and delicate song craft its a debut with spark." - Shindig! Magazine

"This Frontier Needs Heroes"

"...It certainly holds its own against a long lineage of alt country and Americana. Imagine the road-tested rock 'n' roll of Tom Petty mixed with the troubadour, rustic nature of a classic Johnny Cash tune. It's a great song about saving the whales and maintaining a sense of awareness and? concern for our world." Mixtape Muse - Mixtape Muse


Hooky (2013)
"2012" Single (2012)
The Future (2011)
"Just Because" Single (2010)
This Frontier Needs Heroes (2009)

Other Heroic Projects:

The Frontiersmen (2006)
The Mountain Men (2004)
The Pony Express (2001)



This Frontier Needs Heroes have spent the past 5 years playing shows all over the world. Just with a guitar, and their voices, logging thousands of miles in their car, touring the greatest cities of North America and Europe, selling one record at a time, making one fan at a time. This determination and DIY ethos brought them on an epic journey around the world, playing in clubs, houses, and festival stages.

After two successful albums under their belt in which they explored their stripped down alternative folk arrangements, This Frontier Needs Heroes decided to try something different. The name of the band, a reference to Woody Guthrie's famous WWII-era guitar graffiti This Machine Kills Fascists didn't just apply to its core members, but it is also an invitation for everyone to become a hero in their own right.

Band Members