Hearts&Mines in the studio

Hey everyone!

Happy New Year! Hope you are enjoying the new site! Take a peek around! We are now streaming absolutely everything we have ever released in the Music section of the site, so feel free to enjoy Pictures On Silence, Find Your Way and Panic all in the same place streaming absolutely free!

We have been very busy in the studio working on a brand new EP: 5 brand-new songs to be released later this year. Stay tuned for show announcements to hear them live before we get them into your hands!

Matt studio 2

It’s shaping up to be our best album yet. We have certainly found our sound and are incredibly proud of what is coming out of these sessions. Thank you all for your support over the last 3 years. We will see you all soon at our upcoming shows!

Stay warm out there,


Thank-you | Upcoming Shows | News

Hello Everyone!

We are incredibly honoured, proud and excited to announce that we are the first runners-up in the 2011 LIVE 88.5FM BIG MONEY SHOT and recipients of $40,000 of development funds! We are also excited to announce our very good friends, The Love Machine, took the grand prize and walked away with $50K! As you know, the grand finals took place Friday, November 18th at St. Brigid’s in Ottawa, ans what a great night it was! Shawn Scallen and Eric Wehrle ran a flawless night and Wall Sound did an amazing job on light and sound. We’d like to thank Bryan Ruckstuhl for tracking the entire night for your future enjoyment! The venue was absolutely stunning inside and out! Check out some of the shots Shaughn Anderson took that night:

And now, here are some of our faves from our performance:

What an incredible night! So, what else is going on? Well, if you missed our appearance on Clarence Street Live, Tom Shock’s hilarious new show on Rogers Cable 22 Ottawa, there is a re-run at 10:30pm, Tuesday! We play some new songs acoustically and do an interview with our pal, Chelsea Miller! We had a great time doing it, and we think it’s pretty obvious!

What’s up, Toronto!? We will be down at the Rancho Relaxo, 300 College at Spadina, on December 2nd and are playing with the venerable Mother Leads and Will Conquer! It’s always a blast at the Rancho, especially when Dan Wolovick and Two-Way Monologues are putting on the show! Doors are at 9, so get there early and have a Molson Stock Ale and a shot of Jameson with us! Click here for the facebook event.

We will be playing an acoustic show at Rooster’s Coffeehouse, Carleton University, on Nov 25th in support of WaterCan, Please come check it out!

Hearts&Mines is beginning to track our sophomore full-length album in early December. We are excited to get the brand new tunes out to you! You have been loving them live, we just can’t wait to hear them recorded. Check in with us on facebook often for updates!

Thank you all again for your continued support and we look forward to sharing further successes with you!


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!

Hearts&Mines – Big Money Shot 2011


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!


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