Punkish Portland, OR, power pop quartet the Exploding Hearts have been playing together for more than 2 yrs before their debut recording, Acoustic guitar Romantic, premiered by Seattle-based indie Dirtnap Records in springtime of 2003. Acquiring influence from rings just like the Clash, the Undertones, and the only real Types, the group comprised bassist Matt “Lock” Fitzgerald, drummer Jeremy “Child Killer” Gage, vocalist/guitarist Adam “Baby” Cox, and guitarist Terry Six; in early stages, the music group also included keyboardist “Ruler” Louie Bankston and initial bassist Jim Evans, however they both remaining prior to Acoustic guitar Romantic’s launch. The album received the people (all within their early twenties) a well-deserved buzz among music followers, scribes, and brands, and the music group was in popular on the Western Coastline touring circuit. Tragically, though, simply because the group was gearing up for any countrywide tour and rumored to become putting your signature on with Lookout! Information, their vehicle veered uncontrollable while returning house on July 20, 2003, from a SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA concert, eliminating Gage, Cox, and Fitzgerald. Six were able to get away with only small accidental injuries. Dirtnap released the LP Shattered in nov 2006, compiling singles from your band’s much-too-brief profession, including alternative variations and mixes, in addition to their unreleased last recordings; the recording also presented five tunes of live video footage from (what became) the Exploding Hearts’ last display at San Francisco’s Bottom from the Hill.