This Frontier Needs Heroes is an Outlaw Folk duo of brother/sister Brad and Jessica Lauretti.
Following the success of their recent debut record release, The Heroes spent a year on the road across with 100+ dates from Colombia to Kansas to California. They recently returned from a tour of the U.K. playing the End of the Road Festival and dates supporting Tallest Man on Earth and the Handsome Family. They’ve received much acclaim from publications such as Time Out New York, Time Out London, Decider.com, and have done live sessions for Daytrotter, Rock Iowa, Spin Earth, and TONY.
Formed in 2007, when Brad's last band broke up, his sister Jessica suggested that she play drums for him. He told her she wasn't good enough. So she learned how to play tambourine, harmonica, ukulele, harp, and sing! Stripped down, lyrically driven, and influenced by the whole American catalog from Soul to Country, The Heroes outlaw revolutionary style is social commentary and an emotional blueprint for navigating through these wild times! Now on tour across the US and Europe in support of their debut record, they are searching for mind blowing experiences of heroic proportions!
"The emotional empathy between siblings who play music together usually carries about as much weight as a nelson cd. but brother-sister duo Brad and Jessica lauretti, known collectively as This Frontier Needs Heroes, adds much more credence to the whole idea. 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." -Decider.com
"Arresting local neofolk duo This Frontier Needs Heroes combines spare, literate songs in a Neil Young vein with hints of homegrown psychedelia." - Time Out NY
"This Frontier Needs Heroes makes music that’s warm and organic-sounding without resorting to any of the standard alt-folk singer/songwriter cliches. " - East Village Radio
"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 U.K.
"This Frontier Needs Heroes sounds like My Morning Jacket playing stripped down folk tunes on a camping trip." -State of Mind
"A home-spun musical revolution for the dissolutioned corporate-music-hater." -Purely Recreational