Video for“Porties” Premieres on Entertainment Weekly
“BLKHRTS are part of an insurgent movement that’s given hip-hop its own version of punk rock, overflowing with anarchic energy and intensely distorted sounds.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Like riding a roller coaster in the dark: violent, dramatic, and with many unexpected turns.” – Pitchfork
“The music is complex… buried samples with busy percussion to create a rough maelstrom of noise, but it’s also bluntly direct.” – Pigeons and Planes
“…trailer park flattening songs that approximate the feeling of trying to stop a hurricane with plywood.” – Passion of the Weiss
“If the straight and narrow path is a fresh, undying and ultimately very boring garden, then Eve, flirting with the demon serpent, is a BLKHRT.” – Westword
BLKHRTS pull their musical inspirations from a variety of sources. This eclectic assortment of influences shines through in both their music and the visuals they design to accompany them.
This week, BLKHRTS premiered their music video for the single “Porties” on Entertainment Weekly which writes, “goth tendencies come through loud and clear on “Porties,” where they rap about romantic complications over a beat that samples Bauhaus’ ‘She’s In Parties.’”
Unlike many of their peers in rap, BLKHRTS don’t just pull from rap/hip hop music, but rather from a variety of genres; especially from rock. “We’re really confident in our grasp of rock music and the way to interpolate that with hip-hop,” says Yonnas, the group’s producer. “We’re not making rap-rock. We’re making hard-core rap music that uses textures and the loud/soft dynamic and the textual element of rock and guitars. We’re the best guitar players in rap.”
Pitchfork named their debut BLK S BTFL one of the year’s best over-looked mixtapes. The review celebrated the group’s eclectic sample choices (Joy Division, Eraserhead, Gravediggaz) and described their sound as “riding a roller coaster in the dark: violent, dramatic, and with many unexpected turns.”
BLKHRTS recently released the mixtape Death, Romance and The Color BLK, which precedes the Love is Thicker Than Blood EP due out in the first quarter of 2015. Before the release of the EP, BLKHRTS are releasing two bonus songs on black heart shaped vinyl called DeadDrop, as part of a series of random releases. The first of these will be released in the fourth quarter of 2014.
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