Heart of Hearts

Album of the Month: Heart of Hearts "My Society"

Baltimore's perveyor of indie pop noise Heart of Hearts (Greg Hatem's solo project) create soundscapes of ethereal tinged notes and lush air in his debut September release My Society (also available on glorious vinyl.) It's a great soundtrack for this new gloomy sky we have above us. So turn on the heat, open a natty bo, and hit play for a relaxing ride into the impending winter.

One of my favorite tracks is definitely "Owls Grow Up," which full on showcases Hatem's flair for layered keys in a futuristic shoegaze atmosphere.

"You're My Sister" takes a psychedelic journey into more experimental territory, with warbly sci-fi synths and cleverly placed background tones that sound like a chorus of extra terrestrials chiming in.

"Grass Mask" gets uber dark, with Suicide-ish keys booming throughout, and paired with lyrics "I can't mask how I feel. Don't ask how I feel." But before you get caught up in the horror score of it, Hatem ends on a 'happier' note with the title track "My Society" pumping a steady oompa bass beat that harkens on 80's electro and shoegazey electro vocals. -Dawn

   

Heart of Hearts

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<p>Baltimore's perveyor of indie pop noise, Heart of Hearts (Greg Hatem's solo project,) create soundscapes of ethereal tinged notes and lush air in his debut September release My Society (also available on glorious vinyl.) &nbsp;It's a great soundtrack for this new gloomy sky we have above us. &nbsp;So turn on the heat, open a natty bo, and hit play for a relaxing ride into the impending winter.</p> <p>One of my favorite tracks is definitely &quot;Owls Grow Up,&quot; which full on showcases Hatem's flair for layered keys in a futuristic shoegaze atmosphere.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;You're My Sister&quot; takes a psychedelic journey into more experimental territory, with warbly sci-fi synths and cleverly placed background tones that sound like a chorus of extra terrestrials chiming in.</p> <p>&quot;Grass Mask&quot; gets uber dark, with Suicide-ish keys booming throughout, and paired with lyrics &quot;I can't mask how I feel. Don't ask how I feel.&quot; But before you get caught up in the horror score of it, Hatem ends on a 'happier' note with the title track &quot;My Society&quot; pumping a steady oompa bass beat that harkens on 80's electro and shoegazey electro vocals. -<em>Dawn</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
   

Bleek Records releases compilation of (mostly) NYC artists with Natureboy, Cloud Seeding, Eden Sela + more

Lord knows it's not easy to start a record label these days. But you could start one for worse reasons than as a way to both immortalize your cat and release singles from Natureboy at the same time. This seems to be the logical explanation behind Kevin Serra's new Bleek Records. Containing an intimate set of heart-on-sleeve artists including Natureboy, Eden Sela (pictured), Cloud Seeding and Heart of Hearts, the label is a home for many of the musical misfits striking a unique path distinct from obvious kinds of representation.

But don't take my word for it. Check out the label's new compilation streaming below and download a fantastic set of songs, many of which appear exclusively here. It's got tracks from Masterface, House of Wolves, my personal fave (for any fan of TV on the Radio) Two Twins, and lots of other stuff your friends probably don't know about yet. - Mike Levine