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Haunted Hearts are the project of married couple Dee Dee Penny (of Dum Dum Girls) and Brandon Welchez (of Crocodiles). Together they have a versatile idea of what pop music can be. Obviously influenced by The Jesus & Mary Chain's wall of unforgiving sound, Haunted Hearts work on the variations possible within that approach. “Up Is Up (But So Is Down)” sides with Spacemen 3 and their raw, often grating sense of the hypnotic hook. “Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good” rushes in with a sense of urgent euphoria that makes the track’s entire four minutes feel necessary, right down to the final melodic keyboard flourish that lingers long enough for “Johnny Jupiter” to hitch onto its waning notes. At just eight songs, Initiation is the perfect length for listeners to want more. It suggests that every track is essential—and, in fact, they are. “House of Lords” jacks up the synths and leaves more room to hear the vocal harmonies. “Love Incognito” brings Dee Dee frontward in the mix. “Strange Intentions” rocks with purpose.

Customer Reviews

Best album of 2014 so far...

If Siouxsie Sioux and William Reid formed a band, it would sound like this.

Future Passed On

I can almost touch the opioid blast this band atomizes with their distant echo and Best Coast reverberation. I hope I’m not too old to listen. ‘Sounds cool and cloudy. Haunt on . . .

The kind...

This is the kind of cool, new wave, post-punk music that I live for. If I can namedrop a little, it's like Mazzy Star, Jesus & Mary Chain, Switchblade Symphony or more recently Cold Cave and, of course, Dum Dum Girls. This is the goth-synth-pop rock that I groove to, that excites me. Anyway, I'm glad someone is still making this kind of music.


Formed: 2012

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

Haunted Hearts were formed in the early 2010s by the husband-and-wife team of Dum Dum Girls guitarist/vocalist Dee Dee Penny and Crocodiles member Brandon Welchez. In early interviews, the pair alluded to the new act being an equal split between the abrasive rock tones of Crocodiles and the more pop-minded songcraft of Dum Dum Girls. The group's first single, Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good, materialized in February of 2013 on their own...
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