If anyone qualifies as an indie hero, it’s Ted Leo. The impassioned songwriter can take pop, punk, folk and just about anything else and add a hook so sweet it’ll rot your teeth. “Even Heroes Have To Die” reminds us why we really wish that title isn’t true; here’s hoping Leo is with us for a long time. Or, at the very least, until the March release of his new album with the Pharmacists, The Brutalist Bricks (Matador). Leo just wrapped up a solo tour, but he’ll be embarking on a nationwide jaunt in March.
“Even Heroes Have To Die” (download):