Introducing Impulsive Hearts

‘Sorry in the Summer’

Today Beautiful Strange and Impulsive Hearts is pleased to announce the release of their first full-length album. Sorry in the Summer will be available on vinyl and digital download from Beautiful Strange on February 26th.

The band picks 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.

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.

Sorry in the Summer is available for purchase via Beautiful Strange Bandcamp, select Chicago record stores and directly from the band. 

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“[The] songs are studies in contrast, sweet melodies and then distortion and rage”, - Jessica Hopper, The Chicago Tribune.

“The airiness of dream pop, and the toe-tappiness of surf-pop all mixed up with the kind of fuzzy guitars that I’m a total sucker for.” – Listening Midwestward

The Sinclair Sinclair - Breaking The Waves LP - Now Shipping

After a couple of production delays out of our control. I'm delighted to say that The Sinclair Sinclair's debut LP Breaking The Waves is now shipping via the Beautiful Strange Bandcamp site or Shop.

Take a look at how beautiful it looks below:

"...The Sinclair Sinclair's "Breaking The Waves" evokes memories of Industrial-Techno, gloomy post-punk, Shoegaze and the complex and lush atmospheric sounds of early 4AD. However the album is far, far more than a sum of its parts and in the Keit Kukk one of the most bewitching of voices that I think I've heard this year..." - RECLAIMING THE COLONIES


Exiles wonderful EP I've Got Secrets Too is shipping now on cassette via our Bandcamp and Store.

Take a look at the picture below and pick your favourite colour (just 50 of each available).


There have been some great reviews coming in too. Including the following:

'Overall ‘Exiles’ have a unique sound that skips from jangling lo-fi into swirling shoegaze & dreampop with aplomb. Worth every second of a listen. 5/5' PRIMAL MUSIC BLOG

'This is surely one of Exiles’ best-sounding releases yet, and it’s the perfect time to hop on board the bandwagon if you’ve never heard of them' NO SMOKING MEDIA

This particular single ("Dawn Patrol") twirls higher and higher, lifting you straight into brilliant, shimmering sunshine. THE GREY ESTATES