Psychic Hearts

Psychic Hearts

BandAlternativeRock

There is something invigorating in their pulsating synth rhythms, something sinister in their sultry melodies, and something undeniable in their potential that is electrifying.

Biography

" Psychic Hearts is a pure rock machine and a righteous good time featuring one part talent, one part show, and one part enthusiasm…Any band can academically proclaim themselves the best thing on the block, but Psychic Hearts proves it...they are as visually captivating as they are sonically pleasing.” -Flagpole Magazine

Bang.

Without warning, Psychic Hearts erupted onto the Athens scene in 2004. Their invigorating live show shook the town from its collective slumber. It seemed that with every performance the band injected a new sense of urgency and vitality into the tight-knit music community. Within a matter of months it was clear that this young threesome possessed unrivaled potential.

Local press and radio responded enthusiastically to Psychic Hearts' debut "Hands" EP. The band was featured on the cover of Athens' Flagpole Magazine and could be heard spinning on influential Atlanta radio station WNNX, among others.

The industry's receptiveness was encouraging and motivating. But no matter what praise or accolades they received, Psychic Hearts never settled. Each successive performance showcased some new sign of growth, whether through song craft or showmanship. Nico Cashin slowly transformed from hard rocking bassist to sultry synth queen. Drummer Carr Chadwick's thunderous style went from impressive to extraordinary, and singer/guitarist Matthew Rain came into his own as a formidable front-man.

Psychic Hearts made their festival debut in the summer of 2005, performing on the prestigious “Locals Only” stage of Music Midtown in Atlanta. That year over 400 local artists submitted applications, and Psychic Hearts were one of only 14 acts selected. They had the honor of sharing the bill with such internationally acclaimed acts as The Pixies, The White Stripes, and Interpol among others.

Weeks later they were asked to play at an exclusive after-party for the Atlantis Music Conference. They were also handpicked by One Little Indian Records (Sigur Ros, Bjork) to perform at their CMJ Music Festival showcase at Tonic in New York.

As 2005 came to a close, Psychic Hearts teamed up with Athens upstart label White Like a Raygun and prepared to head back to the studio. This time they traveled to Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, MS to record with renowned producer Doug Easley (Sonic Youth, White Stripes, Iggy Pop).

The band was thrilled by Easley's masterful techniques and advice. The single (and accompanying b-side, "Delicious") were recorded using all live tracks-- no protools tinkering involved.

Easley was likewise eager to praise the band, saying he was "impressed with their focus" and willingness to experiment.

Psychic Hearts are currently touring in support of their 7-inch release. Look for their first full-length record sometime this Fall. In the meantime, Georgia residents can catch Psychic Hearts' feature on Comcast Bands on Deman with Jay Harren!

Additional Info--

Performed With:
Be Your Own Pet, Man Man, Glass Candy, Rainer Maria, I Am The World Trade Center, Now Its Overhead, Starflyer 59, ex-Girl(from Japan)

Festivals:
AthFest 2004-05 (Athens, GA)
Atlantis 2005 (Atlanta,GA)
CMJ 2005 (New York, NY)
Music Midtown 2005 (Atlanta)

Key Venues:
40 Watt (Athens)
Lit Lounge(NYC)
Hi-Tone (Memphis)
The Earl (Atlanta)
Tonic (NYC)
SoulBar (Augusta)
Vinyl (Atlanta)
TheNick (B'ham)

Discography

Police Single (2006)
*Going for ADDS April 18*
Produced by Doug Easley at Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, MS
1. Police
2. Delicious

Hands EP (2005)
3-Song, Self-titled EP produced by Andy Baker. Includes the tracks:
1. Hands
2. Golden
3. Pavement

Heard on: KDLD, WNNX, WUOG, WRAS,WUMS, WKZQ, WREK, WXYC and more!
Myspace tunes get an average of 100 spins DAILY!

Set List

Psychic Hearts are known for their highly visual live shows featuring stunning lights and intense energy.

They play all original material, with an occasional cover. Typical set lasts 35-45 minutes, and includes 10-12 songs.
Our song titles include:
1. hands
2. pavement
3. golden
4. birds of prey
5. now
7. death to romance
9. ACDC
8. in the snow
9. police
10. delicious
and many others!

Past songs Psychic Hearts have covered include:
joy division- "love will tear us apart"
tears for fears- "shout"
depeche mode- "enjoy the silence"