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His Hideous Heart @ The Grog Shop

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Teetering on an avant-rock precipice, this post-shoegazer pop outfit His Hideous Heart fortifies their sound with grand, sweeping choruses, powerful chords and a very British-sounding indie rock vibe. It’s delicate, electronic-acoustic at some points; fortified with rich, exuberant drama at others. If you are a fan of Explosions in the Sky, Broken Social Scene, Mogwai and Ben Gibbard’s All-Time Quarterback, you’re really gonna dig It’s a Weird Time to Be Alive. It’s only a little bit weird, actually, but very much alive and vibrant. In fact, it might be the best local effort I’ve heard all year to date.

HHH began as a solo project for local singer-songwriter Mike O’Neill’s, but after an EP of electronic-acoustic inclined work Remember the Days, the group began to take shape as a full band. With Brian Bohan (bass), Ben Austin (cello), Jeff Mather (drums), Bridget Davis (vox/percussion) and Aaron Popelka (guitar) the group takes on a miasma of approaches and makes perfect sense of them all. Highlights of this superb disc include “Everything There Is to Know About England,” the subliminal “On Your Left You Will See The Sun,” the “Midnight/Morning” suite and the gorgeous set-opener, “September Weather.”

They call it “polyphony,” with their derived rhythmic schemes and sensibilities; I’m not sure I wholeheartedly agree… but they definitely found my sweet tooth. After that first full spin, I wondered if I was sampling something from Cleveland or the Next Big Thing mentioned in New Musical Express. In a word? Sweet." - Peter Chakerian (www.Coolcleveland.com)


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It's a Weird Time to Be Alive - 2008

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"Teetering on an avant-rock precipice, this post-shoegazer pop outfit His Hideous Heart fortifies their sound with grand, sweeping choruses, powerful chords and a very British-sounding indie rock vibe. It’s delicate, electronic-acoustic at some points; fortified with rich, exuberant drama at others. If you are a fan of Explosions in the Sky, Broken Social Scene, Mogwai and Ben Gibbard’s All-Time Quarterback, you’re really gonna dig It’s a Weird Time to Be Alive. It’s only a little bit weird, actually, but very much alive and vibrant. In fact, it might be the best local effort I’ve heard all year to date."

HHH began as a solo project for local singer-songwriter Mike O’Neill’s, but after an EP of electronic-acoustic inclined work Remember the Days, the group began to take shape as a full band. With Brian Bohan (bass), Ben Austin (cello), Jeff Mather (drums), Bridget Davis (vox/percussion) and Aaron Popelka (guitar) the group takes on a miasma of approaches and makes perfect sense of them all. Highlights of this superb disc include “Everything There Is to Know About England,” the subliminal “On Your Left You Will See The Sun,” the “Midnight/Morning” suite and the gorgeous set-opener, “September Weather.”

They call it “polyphony,” with their derived rhythmic schemes and sensibilities; I’m not sure I wholeheartedly agree… but they definitely found my sweet tooth. After that first full spin, I wondered if I was sampling something from Cleveland or the Next Big Thing mentioned in New Musical Express. In a word? Sweet."

A review of our album: Its a Weird Time to be Alive (Peter Chakerian - www.coolcleveland.com)

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