The Heathen Apostles are currently in Pre-production of their ambitious new music video, “Strange Flowers”, which will accompany the release of the synonymous single. Several behind-the-scenes teaser photos and videos have been released- stay tuned for more details and media to come!
The Heathen Apostles Duo are featured in the latest issue of Japanese lifestyle magazine Clutch Japan. A big thank you to Runabout Clothing and the 2nd Hand Revival of Eagle Rock, CA for having the Duo perform, and to Clutch for the feature!
Mather and the Heathen Apostles will be performing at Bar Sinister this Saturday, March 11th. This show will feature the full lineup, including the debut of their brand-new drummer Dino Guerrero (of Charley Horse, Mike Ness, and Murder in Exile fame). If you’ve been missing the full, harder Heathen Apostles sound, you DON’T want to miss this show!
(Poster image by the incredible Cheryl Walsh.)
Among her many accolades at this year’s WPPI conference, acclaimed photographer Cheryl Walsh received an Honors of Excellence Silver Award for the Dia De Los Muertos image taken of Mather. Many congratulations to Cheryl for her well-deserved honors!
Serving as the model for the Saddlerock Painters group (led by the inimitable Johanna Spinks), Mather graces the cover of the latest issue of Malibu Surfside News.
Read the feature and check out the full gallery of images HERE.
After making a surprise appearance as a Duo this past Sunday the 12th, the Heathen Apostles (sans drums) will be performing at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon this Saturday the 18th! Also appearing will be Swords of Fatima, Peg Leg Love, and Le Cos. Don’t miss the FREE show! (Doors at 9pm)
The video and digital single for the Heathen Apostles’ latest single “Albatross” are now available online! Be sure to purchase a copy of the single to help continue to support the band’s future releases- every sale counts!
Watch the video HERE:
Purchase the single HERE:
As a final parting gift to 2016, Mather and the Heathen Apostles are releasing their latest single “Albatross” this Friday, December 9th. The band is currently editing the corresponding video, which will also debut on the 9th- stay tuned for news on how to download a copy once it becomes available!
Hope you all had a fantastic Halloween, and are also taking the time today to remember your departed loved ones (being that it is Dia De Los Muertos).
Mather had the pleasure of submerging once again for the incredible Cheryl Walsh, this time donning two outfits representing the dearly departed as well as the passage of space and time. Special thanks to Alta DeKoven for her amazing makeup artistry, and to Cheri Wilson Chagollan for the loan of her beautiful mermaid skirt and neck ruffle to complete the celestial costume.
Here are the final images from the shoot:
Recently, Chopper and Mather had the honor of working with renowned macabre photographer Chad Michael Ward for some brand-new portraits, just in time for the Halloween season. Check out some of the fruits of their collaboration below, and also be sure to check out more of Chad’s work at http://thechadmichaelward.com/ – he is always booking for commissions and is well worth it!
Yesterday, Mather had the privilege of collaborating with award-winning fine art photographer Cheryl Walsh on her first underwater photo shoot. Among her many accolades, Cheryl has earned the 2016 WPPI Grand Award, and is truly an artistic leader in her chosen field.
Check out the first images from the shoot below, and also view more of Cheryl’s work HERE.
This Labor Day weekend, Chopper and Mather will be hitting the road as the Heathen Apostles Duo for another set of tour dates in Moorpark and Solvang. Friday night, they will be joined by Medicine Hat at Lucky Fools Pub, and will be playing two sets at Sort this Out Cellars in Solvang the next night. If you’re local to either city, come out and show your support- both shows are FREE!
The Heathen Apostles will be making a special appearance this Thursday, August 18th at the legendary (and recently remodeled) Clifton’s in Downtown Los Angeles.
This time, they will be playing 3 sets bluegrass-style (no drums) starting at 9pm, and will be performing their takes on classic tunes as well as acoustic versions of original songs. The best part is, there’s NO COVER for the evening, so come and explore, and pick up an album or t shirt to show your support for the band!
“Misery and Gin”, the latest EP from the Heathen Apostles, releases this Friday, July 22nd on Ratchet Blade Records! The EP, recorded in tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard, contains two covers from the outlaw country legend’s impressive catalog- “I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can”, and of course, “Misery and Gin”. As a bonus, the EP also contains an off-the-wall remix of “I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can” by Almighty Watching.
Check out the brand new music video for “Misery and Gin” below:
In celebration of their latest release, the Heathens are holding a release party TONIGHT at The Viper Room. Also appearing are Paul Cauthen and Charlie Overbey- come on out and celebrate with Mather (it’s her birthday on Saturday!)
Buy advance tickets to tonight’s show HERE.
The Heathen Apostles will be releasing their Merle Haggard tribute EP Misery and Gin on July 22nd on Ratchet Blade Records, just in time for Mather’s birthday on the 23rd!
It will feature the two songs the Heathens performed in May at the Merle Haggard tribute concert- “Misery and Gin” and “I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can”. The EP will also feature a remix of “I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can” by Almighty Watching. A release show has been scheduled for July 21st at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA. Also appearing will be Charlie Overbey and Paul Cauthen.
The Heathen Apostles sat down with Nadia Carmon of SYMBOLS magazine recently for an interview about a variety of topics spanning from the songwriting process (and corresponding creation of music videos), influences, REQUIEM FOR A REMIX, and more. The article is accompanied by a set of brand-new, never before seen photos by Holly West, with MUAH by Ashley Gannon.
You can read the feature HERE.
This past Sunday, May 15th, Jonny Whiteside pulled off yet another fantastic edition of The Messaround- this time, paying tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard. Mather, Chopper, and Luis of the Heathen Apostles were honored to perform “Gonna Break Every Heart I Can” and “Misery and Gin” in Merle’s honor along with over a dozen other fantastic local performers!
Check out some images of the Heathen Apostles Trio below, and remember: the full Heathen Apostles lineup will be appearing on May 28th at Spike’s for REV IT UP!
The Heathen Apostles will be making an appearance as a full band on Saturday, May 28th at Spike’s Bar and Billiards for another edition of Brando Von Badsville’s REV IT UP! Our friends Resurex will be headlining that evening, and the bill also includes Dead Girls Corp. and DJ Von Badsville.
Hope to see you there!
This just in: Jason Palmer of Uber Rock has shared kind words for REQUIEM FOR A REMIX, calling the latest Heathen Apostles release “a great mix of Goth and Industrial, helped along by the fact that Mather Louth has a great voice which at times is almost Siouxsie-esque.” If you haven’t done so already, you can purchase the album in both digital and physical form on the Heathen Apostles Bandcamp.
Check out the review HERE.
In case you missed it, the Heathen Apostles have a corresponding promotional video for all of the tracks from their latest release REQUIEM FOR A REMIX. The video is comprised of bonus, outtake, and some brand-new footage shot over the course of the band’s releases.
If you like what you’re hearing, head over to the Heathen Apostles Bandcamp to get your copy of the album- limited edition DJ copies are almost gone!
On Sunday, May 15th, The Heathen Apostles Duo is honored to be appearing in Jonny Whiteside’s Messaround for a very special tribute to the late, great Merle Haggard. The tribute show is all ages, no cover, and will feature a great roster of performers including Cody Bryant, Ronnie Mack, Tony Gilkyson, Brian Hogan, the Groovy Rednecks, and more.
Jonny Whiteside’s Messaround pays tribute to MERLE HAGGARD at Viva Cantina, 900 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506; Sun., May 15, 6-9 p.m.; all ages; no cover. FREE PARKING across the street at Pickwick Bowl (same owners).
The Heathen Apostles will be debuting a brand new album this Friday, April 8th, entitled REQUIEM FOR A REMIX. The album is a collection of eclectic remixes of songs from both BOOT HILL HYMNAL and FIRE TO THE FUSE by fellow Ratchet Blade Records artist Phantom of the Black Hills, Almighty Watching, and the Heathen’s own Chopper Franklin. As a bonus, the album also contains a haunting cover of Echo and the Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon” as well as a very early demo Mather recorded of her song “The Dark Pines” (featured on BOOT HILL HYMNAL.)
Stay tuned for details as to how to purchase a copy of your own!
For those of you that couldn’t tune in on Presidents’ Day, Episode XXIII of The PO SHOW is now available for viewing on the Wet Puzzle Piece website. You can check out the interview with Mather, Holly West, and Jessamyn Rose by clicking HERE.
Mather will be appearing on The Polina Hryn Show on President’s Day this Monday the 15th. The show’s theme is “The Creation of Image and Sound of a Bygone Era”, and as such, Mather will be discussing her work with Heathen Apostles in addition to her career as an esteemed fine arts costume model. Holly West and Jessamyn Rose will also be featured guests on the program.
Tune in to watch the interview live HERE on Monday, February 15th at 1 PM PST.