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The Laughing Hearts Announce the Highly Anticipated Release of Their Upcoming EP with Single Gold

Updated: May 19, 2021




Chicago's The Laughing Hearts write earnest, Americana-influenced rock music and just announced their upcoming EP called Fast & Free with the lead single "Gold" which just premiered on New Noise Magazine. The Laughing Hearts teamed up with NYC-based label Totally Real Records for the release of the EP, dated to released later this spring. Songwriter Tyler Stock began writing 'Gold' while he was living pretty much in total isolation while keeping his distance away from people — but it was long before the pandemic, following a break- up a few years ago. Like "Gold,"

each song off of Fast & Free is a snapshot of the bands highs and lows over the past few years while finding clarity and relief in being able to look back.


Tyler Stock, Ari Shellist, and Tom Hipchen have been writing music and performing together for nearly a decade. The trio first met in a college jazz ensemble while attending the University of Missouri and quickly began playing in bands together. After each of them returned to their hometown of Chicago following graduation, the trio formed The Laughing Hearts in 2017. The Laughing Hearts’ music channels the energy of classic rock 'n' roll and the songwriting sensibilities of modern pop.


Coming from a city known for raucous rock shows — from the likes of Twin Peaks, Post Animal, or Rookie — the trio complements insightful songs with a dynamic sound and fiery live performances.The group’s music is produced by member Ari Shellist and the band recorded Fast & Free at Palisade Studios (formerly Decade Studios) with engineer Alex Burns (Beyoncé, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, and many more). This will be the band’s second EP after a series of singles and their self-titled EP released in December 2017


Before the pandemic, the band thrived playing live and one highlight for the band was playing a show presented by Audiotree and These Days. Fast & Free premiers on May 21, until then keep up with The Laughing Hearts on Bandcamp, Spotify, Facebook, and Instagram




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