The Heavy Hearts Archive

Jessica Meuse w/ Lauren-Michael + The Heavy Hearts and Workplay School Allstars

Jessica Meuse w/ Lauren-Michael + The Heavy Hearts and Workplay School Allstars

 

Jessica Meuse

Jessica Meuse (also known as Jess Meuse) in an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Slapout, Alabama. She has been performing in public since the age of 10. In 2011, she self-released a debut album called “What’s So Hard About Bein’ A Man,” with 9 original tracks. In addition to singing, writing, and performing, Jessica has always had a background heavy in music and plays several instruments; she is classically trained on violin, and self-taught at guitar and piano.

When Jess was 20, she won the state-wide artist showcase, Stars of Alabama. In 2013, she took first place in a local singer/songwriter competition that took place over the course of 8 weeks at Workplay Theater in Birmingham, Alabama. Since then, she has performed at venues opening for both national and local acts across the southeast.

Jessica was also a contestant on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice in 2012, where she made it to the blind auditions. In summer 2013, Jessica won a spot to perform a set at the Vans Warped Tour in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2013-2014, Jessica Meuse competed on…

[read more…]

Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden

Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden

w/ The Heavy Hearts, Earl Burrows

Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden. Seattle-born, Nashville-based Sons of Sweden play lush, layered indie rock with sparkling melodies and shimmering soundscapes. On their new album, The Shape the Color The Feel, echoes of Cocteau Twins, Metric, and early U2 can be heard in songs that explore the darker moods and brighter vistas of Spoon, Interpol, and Phantogram. The high intensity single “Blue Hotel” is fast becoming a favorite in both college and commercial radio.

Sons of Sweden are known for their sweeping cinematic arrangements, with music featured on major network shows like CSI Miami, United States of Tara, and Pretty Little Liars. Their songs have topped the blog charts and appeared on more than a few compilations, including Starbucks “Have You Heard” and “Sweetheart.”

Last year, the band raised over $21,000 via Kickstarter to make their collaborative visual album The Shape The Color The Feel. Produced by Konrad Snyder (Kopecky Family Band), the band recorded at The Brown Owl in Nashville and then invited ten different filmmakers to give the songs their own unique shape, color, and feel. The result is an expansive visual album of ten music videos, three short films, and a…

[read more…]