Impulsive Hearts pick up where recent revivalist acts like Dum Dum Girls and Best Coast have left off, adding just a hint of indelible Midwestern sadness to the neo-girl group garage rock sound.
Debut album Sorry in the Summer was released February 2016 through Beautiful Strange Records (UK).
Sorry in the Summer was recorded in the midst of a harsh Michigan winter in 2013. The stark, isolated, but ultimately beautiful recording locale makes its way into each of the emotionally charged tracks. Though the jangly, dream-rock sound of Sorry in the Summer is tinged with sadness, it leaves plenty of room for dancing. The album follows two self-released tapes.
[The] songs are studies in contrast, sweet melodies and then distortion and rage, - Jessica Hopper, The Chicago Tribune.
Channeling Dum Dum Girls' most Spector-esque tendencies, Danielle Sines & Co. put together melodies so intuitive and simple that you feel like you've known them for years after a listen or two. Ride cymbals and guitar form a sinfonia of their own as each little bit of pop perfection rises to its climax. One of Chicago's most-promising bands. - Austin B. Harvey, Chirp Radio http://chirpradio.org/blog/chirp-radios-top-10-albums-of-2016
After a few dozen listens to opening jam "I Wannabe Gone," this wolf is sure Impulsive Hearts always have sand between their toes. Their echoey, languid jams have a touch of Beach Housethat is, if Beach House were produced by Phil Spector. Gossip Wolf, Chicago Reader
The airiness of dream pop, and the toe-tappiness of surf-pop all mixed up with the kind of fuzzy guitars that Im a total sucker for. Listening Midwestward
Danielle Sines sings, shouts, plays guitar and synth, and records noises on tape recorders. She likes melodies that remind her of summertime.
Doug Hoyer plays bass, guitar, keys, and sings.
Jess LeMaster plays violin and sings.
Dan Julian plays drums.