Gig Announcements and big news!

Hey everyone!

We have added two shows in Ottawa, Ontario! We will be playing with Low Level Fight at Live Lounge on August 5th 2011! Also, to celebrate the launch of our label, Matchless Minds Music, we will be playing with Parks & Rec and Arms of the Girl at Zaphod Beeblebrox on August 26th! Looking forward to seeing you at these great shows!

We have moved on in the LiVE 88.5fm Big Money Shot with another $5,000 bringing out total this year to $10,000! We will be using these funds to continue our development and record more music with Jordon Zadorozny at French Kiss Studio in Pembroke. We are very thankful for NewCap’s support over the last two years and are stoked to be moving on! Thank you all for your continued support!

 

We will be checking in soon with a new video blog! Until then, take care!

-Matt

Jettison Video

We had a great time making this! Enjoy!

Find Your Way is released!

Here it is, our debut album Find Your Way is now ready for download on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and all other popular digital distributors! Click the preceding links to direct your browser to the download page of your preferred provider.

Thank you all whom attended our CD Release Party at LiVE Lounge and contributed to ¬†making it a memorable night for all of us. To those of you who couldn’t make it, we know you were there in spirit; you had to have been, the energy was huge! Alexy and the Other Side put on a great opening set and DJ GoldFrames kept the party rocking for us late into the night. Thanks again to our brilliant live producer, Eric Wehrle who did an absolutely stellar job for us in the booth. The LiVE Lounge staff were absolutely classy as always and really helped to make it a special night for us.

What’s next you ask? We will be recording an off-the-floor set for CHUO in the coming weeks and the band will be producing a sweet concept video for Jettison, so stay tuned for that!

From all of us in Hearts&Mines-land to all of you out there, thanks so much for listening and don’t forget to spread the word about usz! Thanks again!

Hearts&Mines – Find Your Way

It’s album release week and we are stoked to bring you our new tunes at two release shows in Ottawa. The first, a very intimate show featuring Matt and Mick playing stripped-down tracks from the album and some reworked favourites, takes place Thursday, May 19th, 10:30pm at the Aloha Room below Barrymore’s. The second, our official album release party with Alexy and the Other Side, goes down at the LiVE Lounge on Sunday, May 22. You will not want to miss this party! Doors are at 9pm and the event is 19+. Live out of town? The album will be available on May 24th on all major digital sites including iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and Zune. If you want us to send you a hard copy with extra love, send us an e-mail with all your info by clicking here(extra shipping charges may apply).

Special thanks goes out to Buying Shots For Bands for reviewing the album. Seriously, check their website out, you would be hard-pressed to find a classier group of music lovers.

If you are loving the album art and want to see more from our great artist, Ryan Seath, check out his sweet blog AMazePro!

For up to date info on the band, follow us on Twitter @heartsandmines

See you all at the party!

Album Release – May 22, 2011

Hey everyone,

Get ready for a long weekend you won’t soon forget. We are releasing our debut full-length album “Find Your Way” on May 22, 2011 and we want you to be a part of our history. This album is something we can all be proud of. From those of you who have come out to suport us at live shows to those of you who helped us behind the scenes, you have worked hard with us to produce these great songs. Join us May long weekend for an evening of great music at the Live Lounge with Alexy and the Other Side and special guests.

May 22, 2001 – Live Lounge, 128 York Street, Ottawa. Doors @ 8pm.

See you there,

Matt

New Concert Videos!

Here are some BRAND NEW Videos from our Big Money Shot show, April 15th, 2011! Enjoy!


Thanks so much to all of our dedicated fans who came out that night and a very special thanks to Sarah Dalby and Nathan Tongue for their awesome vid skills! We have some great competition this year! Please, check out the LiVE 88.5 website for details on all the shows this BMS season, you will not regret it!

Stay tuned for more great news from the band!

Big Money Shot Video Contest – CKCU Performance

You have a shot at being the next director of a Hearts&Mines video! All you have to do is join us at the Big Money Shot show this evening at 128.5 York Street in the Byward Market, bring your camera and send us the unedited footage to heartsandminesband@gmail.com and you could have your video featured on the LiVE 88.5 website! The winners will be announced next week! Doors are at 8pm. Good Luck!

We had a great time performing on CKCU’s Ottawa Live Music Show! We want to thank the Daves and the show’s host Charles Anthony for such a great experience! Check out the show in its entirety right here:¬†http://www.ottawalivemusic.com/2011/04/14/hearts-and-mines/

Our album is mastered and our fantastic design director Stewart Masek is hard at work on the album artwork! We can’t wait for our release on May 22nd at LiVE Lounge! Mark your calendars!

We are looking forward to seeing you all tonight at the LiVE Lounge and thanks for supporting local music!

Hearts&Mines – Big Money Shot 2011

Hello!

Guess what? Hearts&Mines will be participating in the 2011 edition of NewCap Radio/Live 88.5fm’s Big Money Shot programme! As you will remember last year, with your help, we won a whopping $5,000 in talent development money and have used it to partially fund our debut LP, “Find Your Way”, which is due for a hard release in Ottawa May 22nd, 2011. We also used a portion of the funding to produce some great merch which we are running low on, so make sure to come out to a show soon to ensure you get our first-edition shirts! Imagine what we could do with the Grand Prize! This year’s programme is chock-full of amazing opportunity for development with North America’s biggest names in music and we are stoked and feel privileged to be a part of it! Here are the deets:

Our performance date is set for April 15th at the LiVE Lounge, 128.5 York Street in Ottawa’s Byward Market. Make sure you show up early because this is going to be a busy night! The BMS programme showcases Ottawa’s hottest talent, so attendance is always high. Mark it down on your calendars, because you will not want to miss this!

Our brand-new album is in the final mastering stages and the album artwork is coming together. The cover will featured a fully-solvable, custom designed maze care of our good friend Ryan Seath of beautiful Nelson, British Columbia. We look forward to hours of entertainment trying to solve this beauty. Jason, our manager Nikki, and some friends have already given it their best shot without result. Could you be the first to “Find Your Way?” Stay tuned for a shot to be one of the first people to get your hands on the new album!

 

On April 14th we will be performing live and loud from Carleton University’s CKCU 93.1fm. You can listen in live at ckcufm.com. We are on at 10pm EST.

That about covers it for now. Check us out on Jango, RadioBuzzD, RuKus Radio, and as always, request one of our new tracks on Live 88.5fm in Ottawa. Thanks for tuning in!

-H&M

P.S. Don’t Google Big Money Shot with safe search off. You have been warned…

Upcoming dates!

Hello! Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our show on the 18th at LiVE Lounge! We had a blast and we know you did too!

We are stoked to announce we will be competing in this year’s edition of the LiVE 88.5fm Big Money Shot! With a brand new album ready for release, tour dates under our belt and a fresh set of brand new tracks, we are going in with high hopes. This year, the focus is hands-on development and we are well ready to learn and grow as a band. We hope you will be out in force to support us this year as we came so close to joining last year’s winners in the finals.

Carleton Students: We will be rocking the undergrad bar, Oliver’s Pub on March 18th! Mark it on your calendars, as it is less than a month a way. Feel free to join the event group on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132994243434499

The next day, Matt and Rob will be driving up to beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario to showcase for some local festivals including the Cottage Comedy Festival! If you’re in the area, join us at Griffin Gastropub!

Don’t forget to tune in to our live broadcast on CKCU online at www.ckcufm.com on April 14th! We will be chatting with the hosts about music and politics. You won’t want to miss it! If you are in Ottawa, you can dial us in at 93.1 on your fm dial! There’s a facebook event for this one too: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144597858934695

Thanks so much for reading! Stay tuned to www.heartsandmines.com for the latest news from the band.

Tonight @ Live Lounge

Photo by Greg Snyder

Join us tonight at Live Lounge, 128.5 York Street, Ottawa! We will be sharing the stage with The Fantastic Flow, whom opened for us last year for their first gig at Zaphod Beeblebrox. Much has changed for both bands since then and not only do front man Alex and bassist Benoit have a new crew, they’re also packing some great new music! They’re on at 9:30, so don’t miss them! Check them out at www.thefantasticflow.com.

Up next is Toronto’s shortwave at 10:30pm. On tour supporting their freshly-minted album “The Skyline Verses,” shortwave are bound to impress. Check out their new video below:

Make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity to hear us play all the new songs from our new album “Find Your Way,” in select stores and online March 22, 2011!

See you tonight!

-Matt