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"Heartstop Rock on the Scene"

HeartStop Rock on the Scene...

This band wrote to us asking for a review and after sampling just a few seconds of their first song, we just knew we had to give them a review, and a good one. This self described band description from HeartStop Sums it up perfectly. "There are moments when you just know it. Moments that define who you are and where you are going. It’s while listening to Heartstops latest single “Midkiss, July” you’ll find that you are right in the middle of such a moment." We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

We sampled every song from their myspace profile and found each one to be tastefull and well highly articulated. These guys go above and beyond to make sure that their music is quality and asthetic. If you haven't heard of or listened to Heart Stop's latest single your really missing out. With over 49,000 song plays this band is quickly becoming a myspace hit.

You can learn more about this band and listen to their music on the band's Myspace profile. Don't forget to tell them you saw them here first.
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Heartstop "Short of a Miracle" EP. This CD is available through i-Tunes and www.Smartpunk.com



There are moments when you just know it. Moments that define who you are and where you are going. It’s while listening to Heartstops latest single “Midkiss, July” you’ll find that you are right in the middle of such a moment. You’re riding shotgun with singer Jake Hawkes at the wheel. It’s a windows down and stereo up summer night. The air is clear and there’s nowhere else to be. As the song begins and quickly sets up a visceral image of a place overlooking city lights below, you begin to feel as though you have stumbled into a world of old souls with young hearts. You have. You see, Jake Hawkes isn’t your average 17 year old. In fact, Heartstop is far from your average band.

In 2005 the band entered the studio with ambitions of making a debut e.p. under the name of Home Sweet Home. Halfway into the recording process the worst possible thing happened. The record was lost. A hard-drive containing the majority of the files was lost and the work was scrapped. The band had a choice, try to mimic the old record or consider this a chance to try something new. They rewrote, redesigned, reinvented, and re-recorded what would eventually become their debut e.p. as Heartstop, the “Short of a Miracle” e.p.

Now, back to drive at hand. “You gotta hear this one” Jake says, and is quick to point out his old friend Joe Khoury’s drumming techniques. Heartstop’s bass player Tristan Ramos rounds out the group along with guitarist Casey Serna, and keyboard/guitar player/vocalist Matt Sellers. Heartstop is rich with history; its chemistry definitely reflects that. “Growing up together sort of forms a brotherhood, we’re all old friends with similar tastes.” Jake continues. In fact, aside from Tristan (who came from the now defunct national touring act Thornlake), all of Heartstop are original members. Tristan joined the band shortly after the “Short of a Miracle” e.p. was finished, but had been friends with the band for some time prior.

All of this, summarized over a short drive and three minute song. The verses are textured and choruses well placed and written. Yet, throughout the polish of production and well crafted songs with big hooks, there is a sense of familiar honesty. There is something urgent and truthful behind these young lyrics. “The band name itself comes from the conflicting emotions behind such an event as a heart stopping. Whether it be at the top of a rollercoaster, in the middle of a first kiss, or in a hospital room; a heartstop is a big deal. So big, that we had to coin a phrase for it. So here it is: The official definition of a Heartstop. A heartstop is a moment that is going to change things. Whether for better or for worse is entirely up to you.” finishes Jake. So its with these thoughts still lingering that Jake promptly returns to the business of rocking out, because after all this is still a windows down and stereo up kind of night and there’s no better soundtrack to do that to than Heartstop.