“Heartbreak Rules” By Horse Jumper of Love

Horse Jumper Of Love’s forthcoming album collects eight new songs, two reimagined tracks from Natural Part, and a cover of The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Luna,” and marks the era of a new sound for the band. Lead single and title track introduces listeners to the intimate recordings, sparse arrangements, and gentle songwriting that’s found on Heartbreak Rules. Vocalist/guitarist Dimitri Giannopoulos discussed the new single, saying: “When you pour a drink from one cup to another sometimes you spill a bunch on the table and you have less in the new cup. I was thinking about the heart being like that in transitional times of life. You lose something from your past self. I was feeling a little heartbroken for the past and missing how things used to be.”

Heartbreak Rules was written and recorded solely by Giannopoulos, but it is undeniably a Horse Jumper of Love release. “When I started writing, I didn’t really know what it would be,” he explains. “I went into it with no intentions.” Recorded with a bare bones setup in the Catskills with longtime band collaborator, Bradford Kreeger, the mini-album is full of hushed and unvarnished recordings that allow Giannopolous’ voice and lyrics to shine. “As I play music more, I just want to play quieter,” he says. “We’re rehearsing these songs as a full band now and we’re not blasting our amps like we used to–it feels really good. I think it has to do with our confidence level at this point. I used to play loud because I wasn’t confident in my vocal delivery or my lyrics, and now I want to showcase those things.”

Horse Jumper of Love
Heartbreak Rules
track list
Run For Cover Records

1. A Tune Drifts Out The Window
2. Heartbreak Rules
3. Snake Eyes
4. Spirit of The Guitar
5. Queenie’s Necklace
6. Act of No Substance
7. Pendulum
8. Singing By The Sink
9. I Poured Sugar In Your Shoes (Last Night Version)
10. Chariots (Acoustic)
11. Luna (Smashing Pumpkins)

Horse Jumper of Love 2023 Tour Dates

5/7 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
5/8 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater *
5/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom *
5/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Vermont *
5/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre *
5/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
5/19 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall *
5/20 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn *
5/21 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston *
5/24 – Miami, FL @ Gramps *
5/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly *
5/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
5/28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
5/29 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
5/30 – New York City, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
5/31 – New York City, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
6/1 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
6/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl *
6/3 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
6/4 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago *

* w/ LSD and the Search For God, Panchiko

Pre-order Heartbreak Rules by Horse Jumper of Love HERE


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