Last August, Raleigh's Bleeding Hearts had one glorious week when they could claim to have authored the "Coolest Song in the World," as designated on Little Steven's Underground Garage radio show. The band is on hiatus at the moment (which will end next month, says bandleader Sam Madison), but this turned out to be a gift that keeps on giving. The Bleeding Hearts track, "Rehab Girl," appears on a new compilation that's out today, "The Coolest Songs in the World! Vol. 8."
Little Steven knows cool -- well enough to play a gangster on TV, hang with The Boss and proclaim a "Coolest Song in the World" every week on his satellite radio show. So here's to Raleigh's Bleeding Hearts, whose "Rehab Girl" (a track from their stellar new album "Nothin' on But the Radio") has earned Little Steven's "Coolest Song in the World" blessings for this week. Your next opportunity to hear the band do it live will be Aug. 15 at the Pour House in Raleigh, on a sweet triple-bill with Goner and Loners.
(Found via Mann's World.)
ADDENDUM (8/13/08): Lindsay Lohan to cover "Rehab Girl"?!