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Your Heart Breaks

May 2, 2019

Your Heart Breaks Share “Dear Jeffrey” Video, Playing East Coast Dates This Month, ‘Drone Butch Blues’ LP Out Now Via SofaBurn

LISTEN & SHARE: Your Heart Breaks – Drone Butch Blues LP
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WATCH/LISTEN & SHARE: Your Heart Breaks – “Dear Jeffrey”
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WATCH/LISTEN & SHARE: Your Heart Breaks – “Somewhere in Between”
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WATCH/LISTEN & SHARE: Your Heart Breaks – “Late Nights in the Lab”
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WATCH/LISTEN & SHARE: Your Heart Breaks – “Our Forbidden Country”
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“Clyde Petersen is a Seattle treasure. Over the course of 20 years, nine albums, and countless shows and films, Clyde has earned the title of Indie Folk Hero. I’m pretty sure the mission statement on his resume is: Be awesome, all the time. He takes DIY to a whole other level by not only creating and inspiring others with his art, but by crafting a welcoming, all-inclusive scene which helps others thrive in Seattle.”
– Three Imaginary Girls

“Seattle-based and Bellingham-bred Clyde Petersen has become somewhat of an expert on the history of queer culture and plans to educate and share what they’ve learned on their forthcoming ninth studio record as Your Heart Breaks.”
– KEXP

“Since their formation in Bellingham, Washington in 1999, Your Heart Breaks and front-person Clyde Petersen have been instrumental in both its indie scene and the overarching queer community.”
– PopMatters

“The best songwriters can only aspire to create something this important and Petersen does it with captivating power.”
– The 405

Seattle-based indie folk band Your Heart Breaks shares their new music video for “Dear Jeffrey,” a single off their new album, Drone Butch Blues, out now on all streaming platforms. Three Imaginary Girls premiered the video, and shared more about the project, praising, “Your Heart Breaks’ new album, Drone Butch Blues, released in April 2019 on Sofaburn Records (buy it!). It’s a queer concept album based on the writings of historic and contemporary GLBTQI authors. It’s self-described as an “acoustic queer folk drone” album. I’m always down with new sub-genres and hope there are more entries in this one. It’s quiet and crushing with an captivating backbeat.” Your Heart Breaks has also announced an East Coast run of dates with Loamlands & Nana Grizol this month, following their recent run through the Pacific NW last month with Kimya Dawson. Drone Butch Blues is out now via SofaBurn(purchase vinyl/CD here).

Drone Butch Blues is a queer concept album based on the writings of historic and contemporary GLBTQI authors. With a focus on stories surrounding queer community, Drone Butch Blues touches on topics of secret and forbidden love, sex with strangers, the lives of hustlers, the impact of AIDS on homosexuals, historic events and rebellion all interwoven with the personal narrative of Clyde Petersen. Striving to examine the contemporary gap between generations of queers and their elders, Petersen turns to written materials to find buried remnants of gay culture and creative vibrant humans, lost to the plague of AIDS. What emerges from this exploration is Drone Butch Blues, the 9th full-length album from a twenty-year career as Your Heart Breaks.

Produced by Karl Blau and engineered by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington, the base of the album is drone. Each track containing it’s own unique drone element, and is then layered with folk instruments. You won’t find any drum sets on Drone Butch Blues. Instead you will discover rhythm in the textures of the strings and pianos. Drone Butch Blues lives somewhere between a memorial service and a queer anthem, trying to encapsulate or understand such a historic loss of a vibrant generation of artists, while celebrating intimate moments shared in queer communities.

Your Heart Breaks band & Drone Butch Blues speical guests:
Karl Blau (K Records, Laura Veirs, Earth)
Kyle Field (Little Wings)
Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring)
Kimya Dawson (Moldy Peaches, Juno )
Dylan Carlson (Earth)
Lori Goldston (Nirvana, Earth)
Adrienne Davies (Earth)
Wynne Greenwood (Tracy & the Plastics)
Jordan Smith(Jordan O’Jordan)
Zach Burba (iji, Dear Nora)
Jacob Jaffe (Younger Shoulder)
Jonas Haskins (Earth, Low Hums)

TOUR DATES
05.06 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC#
05.07 – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC#
05.08 – PhillaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA#
05.09 – Coney Island Baby – New York, NY#
05.10 – Trans-Pecos – Brooklyn, NY#
05.11 – Make Shift – Boston, MA#
05.12 – Warmer Warmer – Providence, RI#
05.13 – The Flywheel – Easthampton, MA#

# w/  Loamlands & Nana Grizol