~ The Heartbroken take on Canada with Tonight Tonight ~
~ i-shoot video for first single, Seventeen ~
Toronto, ON – February 3, 2011 – Whether they’re on guitar, piano, mandolin, drums, banjo, bass or monosynth, it doesn’t matter who’s playing what, they are lungs to heart and heart to blood. The Heartbroken is Stuart Cameron (guitar), Damhnait Doyle (vocals, guitar), Peter Fusco (bass) and Blake Manning (drums, vocals).
They’re a group of people that found a home instead of a house. They make sense together and they make beautiful, heartache, down on your luck, get up off your butt and dust yourself off music. They’ve won over Toronto from the gutter to the spotlight and now they’re leaving the nest of Hogtown with a tour across Western Canada (see dates below). You’re going to want to be one of the people at their first show in your town, instead of lying later and saying that you were there.
“Tonight Tonight” is their beautifully crafted debut album. A bandage for bleeding hearts and souls. It’s a visceral reaction to the blows of life and love, a moment to enjoy being on the ground, because you know you are going to be that much stronger when you get back up. The Heartbroken recorded the album at the Tragically Hip’s famed and maybe haunted studio, The Bathouse, which used to be an old coach house in Bath, Ontario. They walked in the door and didn’t leave until they’d finished nine days later. You can hear it all on the tape, every drop of love. Self-produced, the band invited Stew Crookes (Hawksley Workman and Justin Rutledge) in to engineer and mix the album.
The Heartbroken started playing live with an acoustic residency at The Three Speed in Toronto and then moved on to the legendary Dakota Tavern (owned by Shawn Creamer of The Beauties), where they stood up, plugged in and played so hard they almost fell over. Watch the Dakota Sessions video for The Heartbroken’s Same Mood Today. The band has just finished an i-shoot for the single, Seventeen, with video director Jeth Weinrich. They traveled to the desert in Sante Fe, New Mexico, to get just the right landscape to use as their backdrop.
Watch for the video soon!
February 10 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino February 11 – Edmonton, AB – Cook County Saloon February 12 – Grandview, AB – Grandview Stage Resort February 13 – Lethbridge, AB – The Slice February 16 – Jasper, AB – Royal Canadian Legion February 18 – Grande Prairie, AB – Champs February 19 – Grande Prairie, AB -Champs February 21 – Kelowna, BC – The Minstral Café February 22 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club February 26 – Cadillac, SK – Cadillac Hall February 27 – Moose Jaw, SK – Golden Nugget Centre
For music and more information about The Heartbroken visit www.theheartbroken.com
For more information please contact:
Indoor Recess Inc.
Joanne Setterington – ph. 416.703.5217 / e. firstname.lastname@example.org