Press Releases


Your Heart Breaks

March 1, 2019

Your Heart Breaks Share New Single + Video On PopMatters, Announce PNW + E Coast Tour Dates, ‘Drone Butch Blues’ LP Out 4/26 Via SofaBurn

WATCH/LISTEN & SHARE: Your Heart Breaks – “Late Nights in the Lab”
Youtube / Soundcloud / Spotify / Bandcamp / Apple MusicWATCH/LISTEN & SHARE: Your Heart Breaks – “Our Forbidden Country”
Youtube / Soundcloud / Spotify / Bandcamp / Apple Music

“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

Today, Your Heart Breaks shares their new single “Late Nights in the Lab,” the second single off their forthcoming LP. PopMatters exclusively premiered the single and its accompanying music video, and discussed the project and upcoming release, writing, “A concept album centered on the writings of LGBTQI authors spanning history, Your Heart Breaks explores an array of stories surrounding the queer community. These themes include but are not limited to forbidden love, historic events, the impact of AIDS, and rebellion interwoven with Petersen’s own chronicle.” “Late Nights in the Lab” is out now on all DSPs. Your Heart Breaks has also announced an East Coast run of dates with Loamlands & Nana Grizol in May, following their run through the Pacific NW in April with Kimya Dawson. Drone Butch Blues is out April 26th 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
04.21 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA*
04.24 – Polaris – Portland, OR*
04.27 – Octopas – Olympia, WA
04.29 – Make.Shift – Bellingham, WA+
05.06 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC#
05.07 – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC#
05.08 – PhillaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA#
05.10 – Trans Pecos – Brooklyn, NY#
05.11 – Make Shift – Boston, MA#

* w/ Kimya Dawson
+ w/ Kimya Dawson and Wizard Apprentice
# w/  Loamlands & Nana Grizol