Genre-Bending Collective Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers Shares the Euphoric “The Last Ovation”; Announce Spring 2023 US Tour + Treefort Fest

February 17, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Today, the genre-bending collective Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers return with a euphoric single + video “The Last Ovation,” out now via Nettwerk.

The atmospheric song tackles existential themes of impermanence and encourages the listener to enjoy the ride. The lush arrangement flows like a river with a mantra-esque chorus and moody piano lines. Listen to “The Last Ovation” on all digital retailers (here).

On the story behind their song, Joe shares, “It’s about stepping down from one’s identity. I watched both my dad and my stepdad struggle with retirement, when your job is your everything. Someday I’ll play my last show, you know? It’s the brevity of things that make them worthwhile and have always been able to find the romanticism and magic of impermanence. Anyhow, this particular song is about a Formula One driver, semi-inspired by the story of Francois Cevert, who is at the end of the career line, but ultimately pushes on past his prime towards his untimely death.”

The accompanying music video, animated by Paul Zito, is an otherworldly story based around the story of Formula One driver Francois Cevert. We see a futuristic racer in the endless cycle of preparation and competition. Suddenly he launches into space where we hear a quote from Cevert about the passion behind his racing. It’s a beautiful message of hope and finding comfort in change.

The Rainbow Seekers are also excited to announce their return to the road with a Spring 2023 tour kicking off in Indianapolis on March 17th at the Hi-Fi. You can find the full list of tour dates below and for more information visit


Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers Tour Dates:

Mar 17 — Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi

Mar 18 – Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel

Mar 19  — Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

Mar 22 – Great Falls, MT @ The Newberry

Mar 23  –Bozeman, MT @ Filling Station

Mar 25 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival

Mar 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell

Mar 29 – Denver, CO @ Meow Wolf

Mar 31 – St. Louis, MO @ Central Stage

Apr 1 – Nashville, TN @ Yee-Haw Brewing

Apr 5 – State College, PA @ Champs Downtown

Apr 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy

Apr 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elswhere

Apr 8 – Portland, ME @ Portland House of Music

Apr 10 – Boston, MA @ Sonia

Apr 11 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom

Apr 12 – Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s

Apr 14 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works

Apr 15 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch

Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers in the Press…

“Winding through grooves that sound like The Strokes at a chic ’70s party, the band interlaces existential wonderings on the nature of fate with pulsating synths that make mortality merely an afterthought as we dance away our fleeting moments.”

– Live for Live Music

“… containing a tangible disco energy…”

– Melodic Magazine

“…playful and reflective… with hints of vintage soul and world music flavors…”

— Billboard

“…genre-bending indie music that blends elements of pop, rock, and folk in equal measure, with an uplifting, funky effervescence to boot…”


Download Single Artwork Here


Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery crowns and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and-at last-into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found. Their quest has brought them across the nation and upon such noble gatherings as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp. They’ve shared the stage with kindred spirits Lawrence, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Ripe, The Revivalists, and more. “The live show is the purpose of the band. This is why we make music. Playing music is a symbiotic process, the crowd is as much a part of it as the musicians. We give as much energy and love as we can and we can feel that coming from the crowd as well” says Hertler. “We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time. From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles-literally anything goes.” Join them in their celebration, and they will take you on a never-ending journey to a place you’ll never be able to describe in words.