The Interchangeable Hearts create music that while decidedly pop, veers into directions where most indie pop bands do not tread. Lead singer Lina Hancock is the emotive centerpiece with a voice and presence that invokes Emily Haines (Metric), Beth Gibbons (Portishead), and Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley). Lina delivers her poignant, cryptic lyrics with a beauty and vulnerability that draws you in to her plight. But the Hearts' music is more than just a platform for Lina’s striking voice. The music twists and turns with lush textures and varied rhythms that succeed at keeping the listener affected and at times hypnotized.
The San Francisco Bay Guardian said of the Heart’s first release Lost, “The Heart’s have arrived matching stark atmospherics with melancholic ruminations on matters of love, at times recalling Midnight Movies at their most minimal or Sub Pop-era Saint Etienne at their most somber.” The Heart’s second release Perfect Life expands further on the bands signature blend of uplifting and dark while building on a more expansive, experimental approach to the production. Perfect Life is a confluence of haunting and sweet all with a pop sensibility taking the listener on a journey as it describes both the elation and enigma that characterize modern life.
The Interchangeable Heart’s have shared bills with well known indie bands such as Local Natives, Cannons and Clouds, and 90's rockers Dramarama. In addition, the Hearts have been a featured artist by Performer Magazine, were the winning band in the Beyond the Music Label Series at San Francisco’s historic Boom Boom Room, and will be a featured performer at the 2011 California Music Industry Summit in Oakland.
Expanding on their catalog the Heart’s are set to release three new singles this summer which span several genres including Alt. Country, Avante Prog. Pop, and Euro. Surf Rock. They are definitely a band to be watched. Look for shows and releases by the Hearts throughout the summer and in to the Fall.