The Exploding Hearts (found live concert footage from American pop-punk band; 2001-2003)
A screenshot from the DVD concert clip.
Date found: 28 Apr 2018
Found by: Shoegazer Productions, Grace Sadie
The Exploding Hearts was a punk band that was active from 2001 to 2003. The band combined power-pop melodies with raw guitar angst. Although relatively unknown during their active years, the group has since been subject to a small cult following and great critical appeal. Unfortunately, in 2003, a vehicle accident claimed the lives of three of the four band members, leaving Terry Six the only surviving member of the band.
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In 2006, their record label, Dirtnap Records, released a posthumous album titled Shattered. The album lovingly contained every unreleased Exploding Hearts track, including tracks from their unfinished album and all alternate takes for their first album, Guitar Romantic. Also included was a DVD containing the only known surviving footage of one of their live performances. It was incomplete and of poor quality as it was recorded on a cheap digital camera.
Fans that have seen the band on tour have recounted seeing various audience members videotaping their performances. A few very low-quality audio recordings have surfaced, but no video recordings. There is an unresponsive YouTuber who claims to own several hours worth of recorded footage but has yet to verify their claims. Dirtnap records have put out searches time and time again, but it seems that the audience members cannot be contacted.
Finding[edit | edit source]
On April 28th, 2018, YouTube user "Shoegazer Productions" uploaded a video discussing how he had contacted a woman named "Grace Sadie", who happened to be the ex-girlfriend of the lead singer, Adam Cox. He also goes into detail about her activity of posting pictures of a DVD-R she had which contained live footage and other footage of the band from 2001-2003 before the van accident. It also included the same live footage from the Shattered DVD. He also states that Grace has wished to keep the DVD for sale and asked that anyone who gets their hands on a copy doesn't leak it online. She is selling copies of the DVD for $13 USD. Grace can be contacted on Facebook or her Gmail at Gracesadie77@gmail.com