“…if the songs were any more beautiful, you wouldn’t be able to listen to them without sobbing like a teenage girl watching the end of Titanic for the first time” – 10/10 Review VICE Magazine
“Extinctions is arrestingly transporting, a whole world contained.” – FADER
“Check this band out without a hesitation” – Earmilk
“a record that will shatter your perception of Finland as a cold, brusque place that hasn’t seen the sun in three hundred years.” – CHARTattack
“Extinctions is the kind of album that wraps itself around you like a heavy blanket on a chilled winter night, full of comfort and protection against the cold world.” – All Music
1. On the last Day of the Decade
2. Into the Wilderness
3. Modern Times
4. Love and Dissonance
5. The Swallows
6. Burn Burn Burn
7. Trade Winds
8. The Beast
9. Deep Waters
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Finnish indie pop stalwarts Jessika Rapo (vocalist for Le Futur Pompiste) and Henry Ojala (ex-drummer for Cats on Fire) teamed up to form the shambly, synthy duo Burning Hearts in 2006. Burning Hearts’ debut full-length, Aboa Sleeping, was released 2009. It received a warm welcome and made it to the top albums of 2009 on many music blogs. Burning Hearts followed up the drop with a passel of live shows in Hamburg, Berlin, Stockholm and New York City.
After releasing two singles in 2010, “Night Animal” (featuring A peasant’s dream Jori Hulkkonen remix) and a cover of Arthur Russell’s “The Letter”, the duo decamped to the Finnish countryside in Ostrobothnia and recorded a four song EP, Into the Wilderness released in June 2011.
The second full-length album, “Extinctions”, will be released in February 21st, 2012. If the debut was a collection of early songs that were not intended to end up on an album, “Extinctions” was written as a consequence of many tragical stories that touched the band. Most of the songs are dedicated to persons or creatures that no longer exist.
Even if human tragedies inpired the writing and death is present in nearly all the songs, the sound remains vivid and full of hope.
“The low female singing voice mixed with dreamy synth-filled hooks is immediately catchy and incredibly listenable. [...] especially enhances that dream-like quality of the sound, with poetic references to the band’s homeland of Finland.” – Indie Shuffle
“Are you looking for that perfect pop track with a nice little hook and some female vocals? Well, you need look no more…” – Austin Town Hall
Watch Burning Hearts – Into The Wilderness, selected Video of The Day by Spinner June 27, 2011
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