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!

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.