The Hearts deliver memorable melodies and moody harmonies that appeal evenly in soft seat theatres, dive bars, or at international music festivals. What sets them apart is just how naturally their down-to-earth songwriting rests against a dreamy backdrop of custom-made Americana textures - six captivating musicians blending into one unforgettable sound.
Spanning four albums, The Hearts’ music has been featured in HBO and MTV productions, received international critical acclaim and charted across Canada. They’ve toured extensively and performed at international festivals including SXSW, Calgary & Edmonton Folk Festivals and Interstellar Rodeo. They’re revered for delivering an exciting live show where they trade, layer and cohere splendidly - mixing equal parts glitter and grit.
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"elegant, sophisticated, daring, and brilliantly creative, but more than anything, from the heart."
“Equal Love finds the Hearts emphasizing the synths and amplifying the soul. While the tangled-roots sound the band’s has always handled remains as skill—twisting pop, roots, folk, and rock together into an indelible whole” – Vue Weekly, Edmonton
“Romantic, spatial and gorgeous imagery are peppered throughout The Hearts retro-folk pop base on their third offering Equal Love, offering the perfect backdrop for a fall picnic or other dreamy endeavour.” – BeatRoute Magazine, Vancouver
“The Hearts are burning up the Canadian indie music charts. Upon my first listen through Equal Love I was pleasantly intrigued by the complexities of the lyrics and the musical arrangements. They are asking the same questions that we all want answers to; how do we make love work when it is anything but easy? And to their credit, what lingered with me long after, was the soul that The Hearts weave through every track. – Stimuli Magazine, Vancouver
“The Hearts probably know a thing or twoabout the cold, so it's great that they've gifted us with Equal Love, their warm toque of a new album… it [Equal Love] is comforting and thoughtful throughout so go give the entire thing a listen while you find that thermos.” Noisey, Music by VICE Magazine
“The underlying lyrical feeling is still malaise, or melancholy, sometimes romantic, often existential, but the grooves speak of something else indeed, especially on Cold Connection, the irresistible first single and hit record in a saner universe. Equal Love - 4 out of 5 stars” – Edmonton Journal
"Equal Parts Reason And Moonlight is a terrific mix of frugal neo-roots charm, fragile indie rock and memorable songs. It’s not an everyday sound by any means, and drawing comparison with other artists isn’t easy/Stuart’s words are haunting and laden with imager. The many attributes of this fine record are simply impossible to resist or ignore." - Leicester Bangs Magazine, UK
"Equal Parts Reason and Moonlight is one of the best albums of 2011, a sweeping, silver-screen mix of ’60s psychedelic pop, folk-rock and atmospheric electronica with exquisite strings." - Edmonton Journal
" (Equal Parts Reason and Moonlight is) a well-constructed album of muscular, full-band folk and clever songwriting/The moonlight, then, comes in terms of the album's cinematic scope, the atmosphere of a fully realized album, how all that impeccable arrangement transcends the feeling of structure. It's good art, cleverly crafted and spotlessly executed."- Vue Weekly, Edmonton
"They're baroque rather than barroom, enamoured of tricky musical arrangements and elliptical lyrics. Brian Wilson would appreciate the vocal harmonies, Charlie Rich would nod appreciatively at Stuart's existential weariness; call them what you will, I'm calling them for the year-end Top 10 list (4.5/5 stars)." -Edmonton Journal
“elegant, sophisticated, daring, and brilliantly creative, but more than anything, from the heart.” -CKUA Radio Network
"Edmonton's Jeff Stuart, kind of a fist-raising Jim Belushi was backed by one of those musician's musicians bands-technically stunning, and layered with organs, violin and keyboard-to-mouth melodica by Dwayne Martineau."
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