Your Heart Breaks is a collaborative music project that began in Bellingham, Washington in 1999. They now have over 50 members, who live in just about every state in the US including Karl Blau, Stebmo, Eli Moore, Laura Veirs, Tucker Martine, Angelo Spencer, Kimya Dawson, Forrest Baum, Dearborn Choir, and Joseph Peter.
Band Map: Did it surprise you to learn Your Heart Breaks was one of the most collaborative bands in town?
Clyde: I’m not surprised because I stayed up super late one night fucking around with the band map and inputting connections. I think I could probably be number 1 if I put my mind to it, but I would have to think back really hard over the last ten years to think of everyone who has played in YHB. It’s a lot of people!
Band Map: Tell me more about your lineup, what’s the most people you’ve had in one room?
Clyde: YHB has always had an insane rotating lineup. Within the first few years, he had something like 12 drummers. and now its been 11 years as a band. Our recording sessions involve around 50 people often.
(oh i just remembered another connection!the trucks!)
Band Map: Is there anyone you’d like to collaborate with that you haven’t yet?
Clyde: I would like to collaborate with Thee Satisfaction to make some beats. And Chris Walla. He recorded my old band Free Smut like one million years ago. I would like to work with him again.
Band Map: Something tells me that’s not too far fetched!