About the Artist
HEARTWATCH. The name is new but the band – fka The Tropics – is no stranger to the Bay Area scene.
In late 2014 the group released their inaugural EP, Wind House, which received national acclaim. Their recorded music, described by Stereogum as, “poppy, blood-pumping music that bears traces of everything from Scandanavian pop to disco-punk to classic 90's alt-rock,” coupled with their critically adored live shows, has cemented the group as one of SF's most promising new acts.
The band stayed busy in 2015 performing at Noise Pop, Phono Del Sol Music Festival, and Outside Lands Music Festival, supporting MS MR on West Coast dates, and recording their new record.
HEARTWATCH will continue the momentum in 2016, releasing their self-titled mini-album, headlining the The Independent for their record release party as part of Noise Pop 2016, touring in support of the record with Seattle band, The Flavr Blue, and playing at BottleRock Napa 2016.
After revealing two new singles – “Faultlines” via Allmusic last fall and “Never Let You Go” via Entertainment Weekly on February 9th, the full self-titled mini-album will be released on February 26th. HEARTWATCH was recorded over two weeks in Portland, OR at Jackpot! Studios with producer/engineer, Damien Lewis who has contributed his talents to records by Kimbra, Marina and the Diamonds and Jill Scott among others.