Black Heart Vacancy
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Black Heart Vacancy


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"Black Heart Vacancy, taps into distinct arteries with high energy"

No two people hear music exactly the same way, but exceptional music captures a collective consciousness tapping nerves in need of exposure. The self-titled debut EP, Black Heart Vacancy, taps into distinct arteries with high energy, excellent production value; and raunchy ethos - a hallmark of the original garage rock bands.

A Red Hot Chili Peppers vibe is found in the strongest cut on the EP titled, “Love Sic.” Heavy guitar work rips under a poignant melody with gripping intent. Surf music pools up then overflows into a familiar Seattle sound in “Runaway.” Contrasting shadows of confusion and light illuminate freedom and a reason to run toward it. Eclectically grungy with no particular direction, “Man Overboard,” drives hard musically, but remains too cautious lyrically in hitting its mark. Overall, this sonic landscape is a great ride in familiar territory for anyone who appreciates the roots of hard hitting, gutsy rock with a distinct Seattle sound. ~Janet Hansen

2010 marks Hansen’s 26th year in the music business. With three Grammy Award winning campaigns to her credit.
- Janet Hansen


Self-Titled 3 song EP



While the tale of Black Heart Vacancy is a common tale of band formations, the members are anything but. After years of crossing paths when performing at numerous sold out arena's and sharing the stage with some of rocks biggest bands, It was not until the separation of their previous bands, Adema & Rumblefish, and a few beers at The Rainbow room in Los Angeles, that fueled the formation of the new project.

Black Heart Vacancy pairs California natives, Mike Ryan vocals and guitarist/producer Mike Ransom, the result is a sonic landscape of heavy guitars, pretty melodies with roots of hard hitting, gutsy rock.

The group's self-titled debut album was released April 06, 2010 through Indie label Baked Fresh Records. The three song set was recorded and produced by Mike Ransom and showcases their refined rock infused pop/punk by attacking every song with infectious enthusiasm.