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16 October 2011

Artist Spotlight:: 2 Hearts and Chemicals.

Who: 2 Hearts and Chemicals
Debut EP, Coming Home
Where: XD Records and 2 Hearts & Chemicals bandcamp page
When: November 11, 2011 (pre-orders currently being taken)

On November 11th, 2011, XD Records will be releasing 2 Hearts and Chemicals debut EP, Coming Home, worldwide.

You can pre-order it now from Bandcamp, along with a free download of their cover of Placebo’s “Teenage Angst”.

About 2 Hearts and Chemicals:

2 Hearts and Chemicals is a bi-coastal band comprised of musicians Eli Lhymn, based in Los Angeles, and Stephen Biebel, currently based in New York City. The duo originally hail from Pennsylvania, and met when they were just 13 years old.

Eli Lhymn began playing guitar in 7th grade, learning his first chords from none other than Stephen Biebel in music class. After learning some basic guitar playing, Lhymn found a keen interest in sculpting sounds and effects to transform music to add an atmospheric aspect – and hasn’t looked back since. Lhymn is heavily influenced by the works of great ambient artists, including Sigur Ros, Ulrich Schnauss, and Brian Eno. After moving to Los Angeles, Lhymn quickly joined several bands and began pursuing his career intently, working with many great producers. He became part of the cult-favorite band Helen Stellar, and inspired by the work of Brian Eno and David Byrne, cultivated a similar process in an effort to bring a more widescreen feeling to his work with Biebel on 2 Hearts and Chemicals.

Stephen Biebel began playing music when he was just 6 years old, finally picking up a guitar at age 13. After coaching Lhymn on basic guitar chords, Biebel played in early bands with Paul Holmes (now a member of Brooklyn-based indie band Merrickans) and started writing his own songs at age 19, eventually recording and releasing them under the name Mor Amour in 2006. Heavily influenced by 1990s British music, Biebel has found inspiration from Suede, The Verve, Radiohead, and Longpigs, shoegaze band Slowdive, as well as classic rock songwriters David Bowie and Marc Bolan.

After the inception of their initial vehicle Chemicolour, Lhymn and Biebel evolved their collaboration into what is now 2 Hearts and Chemicals, the name itself derived from their early work together; an homage to their past, upgraded in a constantly evolving intellectual take on modern music.

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