HAERTS will release their debut EP, Hemiplegia, on September 17 via Columbia Records. The collection, produced by friend and label mate Jean-Philip Grobler of St. Lucia, features breakout tracks “Wings” and “All The Days” in addition to brand new songs “All For You” and the EP’s title track. “Wings” is currently available everywhere digitally: http://smarturl.it/haerts-wings.
The visual tastemakers at Yours Truly have unveiled an intimate clip of the band performing in their Williamsburg studio. Watch “Yours Truly Presents HAERTS,” featuring “Wings” and the first glimpse at their song “Heart”: http://yourstru.ly/videos/2013/08/08/haerts/.
HAERTS will soon join Washed Out on tour, with dates kicking off September 2 in Victoria, BC and continuing through the month. The band will also perform as part of Gorilla vs. Bear’s summer party GvsB III at Dallas’ Granada Theater on August 23 (see below for full itinerary). HAERTS has recently toured with Shout Out Louds, Atlas Genius and Fitz And The Tantrums.
As teenagers, singer and songwriter Nini Fabi met multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ben Gebert in Munich, Germany, where they both grew up. After years of performing together, the two moved to Brooklyn, where they met Jean-Philip Grobler (aka St. Lucia) who became the producer of the project. He also introduced Fabi and Gebert to guitarist Garrett Ienner, who eventually became the third founding member of HEARTS. Inspired by new wave and classic eighties pop, they developed the band’s cinematic and atmospheric soundscapes. Shortly after, bassist Derek McWilliams and drummer Jonathan Schmidt joined to fill out the band.
Recent praise for HAERTS:
“‘All The Days,’ produced by St. Lucia, roars and surges and twinkles, with lead singer Nini Fabi’s haunting vocal floating in and out under waves of ’80s instrumentation. You just have to hear it.” –Idolator
“[‘All The Days’ is] another soaring, thoroughly rousing anthem from HAERTS. As good as their other song [‘Wings’], which officially makes them 2 for 2.” –Gorilla Vs. Bear
“[‘All The Days’ is] ripe for a top-down cruise to, well, anywhere. Your summer playlist just got a headliner.” –Elle
“‘Wings’ is about as flawless as pop tunes come.” –KEXP
Hemiplegia track listing:
3. All For You
4. All The Days
North American Tour Dates:
8/10 Montauk, NY The Surf Lodge
8/23 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre (GvsB III)
9/2 Victoria, BC Club 9ONE9 *
9/3 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club *
9/5 Eugene, OR WOW Hall *
9/6 Portland, OR Pioneer Courthouse Square (MusicFestNW) *
9/10 Boulder, CO Fox Theater *
9/12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue *
9/13 Chicago, IL Metro *
9/14 Rochester, MI Laneway Festival Detroit *
9/15 Toronto, ON Opera House *
9/16 Montreal, QC Corona Theater *
9/18 New York, NY Terminal 5 *
9/19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
9/20 Boston, MA Wilbur Theater *
9/23 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle *
9/24 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre *
* w/ Washed Out
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