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HANGING HEARTS is a free-spirited, Chicago-based trio led by saxophonist Chris Weller described by European audiences as "hammering the walls between genres." Bridging the gap between jazz, rock, and experimental music, the band features Cole DeGenova on keyboards and Quin Kirchner on drums.

In June 2016, Hanging Hearts went back into the studio at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee, WI with drummer Dave King of The Bad Plus as producer to make their second album, Into a Myth. A strong step forward from their last, the record features eight cut-to-the-chase originals referencing various themes from creation myths to cosmic rights of passage. Into a Myth releases on June 9, 2017 on the Minneapolis-based label Shifting Paradigm Records.