Formed by “Ben” and “Lo”, the NY-based band that have an amazing mix between sound and visual pleasure. I discovered there audio greatness through the online magazine Dazed & Confused which lead to in a mad search of this band. There music I don’t want to put it in a specific genre cause it would be generalizing them. I can say that to me, they remind me of screams of karen-O. Still this band is worth taking a look. So do that for me 😀
Reading stuff on the band, I found this interview from cannibal cheerleader that I would like to share with everyone:
CC:How would you describe your music? An amalgamation of electro and rock? Techno? Undefined? Ben:We have a bunch of songs that I think sound pretty different, but they are electronic, pop, punk. Lo: i hate the word electro..and i am pretty sure i don’t like electro music. i hate the word techno..it makes me think of kids who are sucking on pacifiers w/ those weird kanye west shades CC: How important is the visual aspect to the Heartsrevolution world? Should fans consider their experience incomplete unless they see you live? Ben: It’s super important. The visual aspect of heartschallenger plays a big role here and this actually preceded the music. Sometimes it’s frustrating to not have the means to make the visual aspect known. We have so many specific ideas whether it’s videos, live show, etc. Like, we don’t know how to use photoshop. Luckily we have some close friends that are involved though and help us get things done. Lo: god is in the details. it is important to me to create things that are a reflection of the things that make me want to wake up in the morning. . CC: What’s your live show like for the uninitiated? Ben: A technicolor light up disco floor w/ mosh pit. Or at least it will be! Kate: The live show is where I come into the band, I joined after working with the band on the first record. It seemed right, I wanted to start working in moving image and to push the idea of a visual representation for the music to another level completely. I think a fully considered performance is what the viewers and listeners deserve. People don’t just come to hear the music, they want to see and absorb everything, and we strive to improve and make that the most exciting experience possible. CC: You recently had a split EP with Crystal Castles and it would seem that your two groups are at the forefront of a new musical movement. Do you feel your music is innovative in this way? Lo: cc make great music which is why i wanted to do something with them in the first place.. a friend that worked at vice magazine in the uk told me about them and suggested we do a split. but they are liars and i would love to have it out with them..i am sure that day isn’t far away. our paths will cross and it will come down to a blind folded knife fight…because i am an unforgiving scorpio. other than the fact that “alice” and i both have vaginas…and ben and “ethan” both have penises there isn’t really much else we have in common. CC: Do you identify with Crystal Castles and how has their success affected you? Lo: i love and believe in a lot of what “alice” says. she is a great writer. most people that ask me about them don’t even understand what she is saying..i think that is funny. and their most popular song bugs the fuck out of me…i don’t like crimewave at all. i can still remember 2 years ago “ethan” singing it at cmj /fort fader party…i guess it’s much better having her lip sing it. CC: What bands most influence you? Lo: sonic youth, nirvana… a bunch of the riot grrrl bands i listened to growing up..like bikini kill, comet gain, huggy bear. i used to work at an all age club called jabberjaw when i was 14 and would put on shows..that place was magical and i got to experience this tiny glitch in time that i probably wouldn’t have if i was still in school and going to bed by 9pm. Ben: Everything that I’ve listened to does. It could be bowie or the strokes or daft punk or the beatles or young mc or so many others. CC: What acts are you listening to right now? Lo: i don’t really like most music. one of our songs…called teenage teardrops, we are doing the vocals this week and i have had it on repeat. when i need a break i listen to the sads. they are brilliant and are a good place to go to clear my head. CC: Favorite songs (both ones you listen to and ones you’ve done)? Lo: smells like teen spirit. Ben: Stop in the name of love, the sound of silence, today was a good day, private eyes, she said she said, let the good times roll, young americans, liquid swords CC: What does the future hold for Heartsrevolution? Lo: collaborations and touring the world in the ice cream trucks so that kids everywhere experience this thing we have built. CC: Can we expect a full-length soon? More EPs? Lo: Yes, both! Full length early 2009.. Switchblade Ep out on iheartcomix Oct 21st. Switchblade remix single on iheartcomix…release date: TBA but i think in Nov. http://www.myspace.com/iheartcomix We have one of our tracks. “ultraviolence” out on the next Kitsune comp in Oct. http://www.myspace.com/maisonkitsune, split 7″ symbolone http://www.myspace.com/symbolone the split w/ symbolone is going to be limited edition and self released but it is top secret! you will have to check our myspace for details http://www.myspace.com/heartsrevolution Kate: Much more to come, total world domination!!!
and to finish, some videos!