Hailing from Boise, Idaho, this moody trio weaves haunting melodies with soft/loud dynamics, offering unique "spacious, noir-like" ethereal rock. Their music has been described as “hypnotic, entrancing” with moments of "pure fury." They are: Jenn Sutkowski on Rhodes, keys, and vocals; Brent Heiner on guitar and harmonies; and Stephen Samuelson on drums. Get swept away by their mesmerizing soundscapes.
Trippy Hearts started as a long distance idea for a band between Boise and Boston with old friends in 2013. Jenn and Brent ended up moving to Boise eventually to make the idea more of a reality with Stephen. They wrote and recorded Lacewing at Rabbitbrush Audio in Boise with Z.V. House, mastered by Mell Dettmer at Studio Soli in Seattle, and released it in 2021. Their friend Hyrum Haeberle (pictured handsomely on the album cover) joined on bass for two years until they (amicably) parted.
The songs are heartfelt with feelings of yearning for home, wherever that is, and ambivalence toward modern life. But there are bright edges, too, because music is cathartic. Trippy Hearts find themselves on the hopeful edge of the existential ache.
There is also the occasional tripped-out crystal flute. Haunting!
Check out their album Lacewing here, on Bandcamp.
They're working on the second album now! Stay tuned!
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Life is going to leave marks / You grow accustomed to the ache / But I've been circling the sharks / My blood's no longer theirs to take