Heart to Heart
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Heart to Heart

Pismo Beach, California, United States | INDIE

Pismo Beach, California, United States | INDIE
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Anchor 84 Records
Released October 4, 2011

Impressions EP
Released July 16, 2010



Since when is wearing your heart on your sleeve supposed to be a bad thing? Aren’t we supposed to care about the life as it happens to us so that we can reflect on those events and even (gasp!) grow from them? Yeah, I know about irony, the death of irony, and the other sorts of postmodern philosophical ramblings bandied about by
self-important cultural critics. If you’re not going to get out there and actually live life a bit, then I say to hell with you and your ostentatious ideas that will never be put into practice in a real-time situation.

In direct response to your grand theorizing, I’d like to introduce to you Heart To Heart. Self-described as, “a real band with real emotions about real problems,” this Pismo Beach, California quartet has released a raw and blistering record entitled Deathproof. Produced by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, All Time Low), these
three songs hearken back to those halcyon days when people gave a damn about their music and what that music could say. Calling to mind the music of Crime In Stereo, Northstar, Hot Water Music, and Senses Fail these four guys have made a fantastic punk record steeped in rootsy, blue-collar sensibilities. From the outset, the vocals of Nick Zoppo grab you by the shoulders, shake you around, and never let go. His tough growl serves as an excellent compliment to the hard-knock-life lyrics about love, growing
up, and standing up against adversity. I’m also a fan of John Hayes and his guitar work – the tones are bright enough to support his tidy licks, but there’s plenty of teeth present for the big chugging sections. And of course, the rhythm section of Justin Bratcher on bass and Stuart Stock on drums provide a sturdy foundation for the band’s pacing and energy. “Recollections” kicks things off with a bang, complete with peppy pop-punk textures. “Requiem” – we’re introduced to the hard-bitten Chuck Ragan side of the band’s persona, and it goes a step further by dipping its toes into post-core territory. Yet, the project comes to a rollicking conclusion with “Lessons,” a buzzy, kinetic anthem brimming with the sort of production values and vigor that display a track that’s primed and ready for immediate inclusion
on alternative rock radio (and that’s meant as a sincere compliment). Deathproof was produced, engineered and mastered by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, All Time Low, New Found Glory) at Treefort Studios in Hollywood, CA in June of 2011. The 3-song
offering is the follow-up to Heart To Heart's 2010 self-released debut EP, Impressions, and was released on 7" and digital formats by Anchor 84 Records on October 4th, 2011. Since its inception in 2009, Heart To Heart has toured the U.S. several times and shared the stage with the likes of Senses Fail, The Ghost Inside, The Wonder Years, Man
Overboard, Transit, The Menzingers, A Loss For Words,
and many more.

Are you tired of pissy man-children whining about how life’s so unfair, but they can’t seem to actually do anything about their plight? Are you weary of the vague, dreamy platitudes of the hipster-branded act of the moment? Then you should really give the music of Heart To Heart a dedicated
listen. Deathproof might not be evidence of some nifty new micro-genre that’s going to generate a shit-ton of blog hits, but these songs will definitely remind you that it’s good to feel things, feel them often, and truly do something about them. And isn’t that what ballsy punk rock should be about? For more information, go to hearttoheartca.com or