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      LOOK HOW FAST A HEART CAN BREAK
      April 1, 2014
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    The Singles are Vince Frederick (guitar/lead vocals) and Nicky Veltman (drums/back-up vocals). Hints of garage rock, power pop, glam, blues and punk all find their way into the music. Both originally from Detroit, the two joined forces in LA in 2012 to restart The Singles— a moniker Vince had used in the past to release his songs with different incarnations of the band.

    With the help of friends on bass, the band began playing locally, bringing stripped down rock-n-roll to the LA music scene. Things got serious once they met producer Rick Parker, who was brought on to mix their single “(She’s Got) A Heart of Stone” in early 2013. His chill vibe, part surfer, part jedi studio master, was the perfect counterpoint to the off-kilter energy of the band.

    Equipped with an arsenal of songs and Rick’s genius, the band went back into the studio to record their latest full-length album Look How Fast A Heart Can Break.

    The Singles’ Look How Fast A Heart Can Break will be available in the U.K. on CD, digital and limited edition vinyl on April 1st (via Proper Music Distribution & F Minor Distribution). Fall U.K. tour dates to be announced soon.

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    LOOK HOW FAST A HEART CAN BREAK TRACK LISTING:

    1. Inamorata

    2. You’ve Runned Away

    3. (She’s Got) A Heart Of Stone

    4. It’s So Hard To Get Over You

    5. Turn The Other Way

    6. I Can’t Believe What I Got Myself Into This Time

    7. I Only Wish You Loved Me More

    8. Our Last Goodbye

    9. She’s Not Interested

    10. We Don’t Talk Anymore

    11. All the Things I Ever Wanted

    12. Look How Fast A Heart Can Break

    13. Don’t Wanna Ever Fall In Love Again

    HERE’S WHAT WAS WRITTEN ON THE STONES THROWN AT THE SINGLES:

    “If you need a rock ‘n’ roll release… I think I have the perfect song. The Singles’ ‘Inamorata’ hooked me instantly. The duo, which formed in Detroit, pulls from some of my favorite bands to create a glam garage sound all its own.” – USA TODAY

    “Los Angeles via Detroit rockers The Singles excel in ’70s/’80s style American power pop, all crunchy chords, catchy melodies and killer harmonies.” – POPMATTERS

    “The informed garage-pop hits full-force on The Singles’ track “Inamorata,” solidifying the duo of guitarist/vocalist Vince Frederick and former Gore Gore Girls drummer, Nicky Veltman’s commitment to their Detroit roots of stripped down rock ‘n’ roll.” – THE GHETTOBLASTER

    “Vince and Nicky’s vocals blend together perfectly over the wash of noisy guitars and pounding drums, bringing out a tension between the bluesy rock influence and the pop-centered harmonies”. – (THE) ABSOLUTE

    “In the sound of ‘Inamorata’ you can clearly (and loudly) hear from where Vince Frederick and Nicky Veltman hail. Natives of Detroit and based in Los Angeles, the duo, known as The Singles, have a keen feel for power pop, glam and unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll.” – KDHX RADIO

    “Stripped down, jaunty garage-pop boldly nods to T. Rex’s influences, but done this well that is no bad thing at all.” – THE MAD MACKEREL

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    (photo: Don Lupo)

    FOR MORE INFO ON THE SINGLES:
    http://www.thesingles.us

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    Pavement PR
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  • PRESS QUOTES:

    • "A warm blend of '60s garage band energy and late '70s powerpop sweetness, with a hint of stomping glam grooves and sweet harmony vocals courtesy of drummer Nicky Veltman. Vince Frederick's songs are perfectly formed pop jewels crammed full of catchy hooks. There's a sense of real elation and celebration beneath the surface of these songs. They surge and soar, creating a genuine sense of euphoria a million miles away from the fake posturing and arch-cynicism of most rock revivalists. A lovely, feelgood gem of a record." - SHINDIG! MAGAZINE
    • "Vincent Frederick and Nicky Veltman tear their way through thirteen modern-day jangly hooks that sit somewhere in a roster perhaps imagined of The Beatles in California. With elements of glam-rock, punk and power-pop, there is a raw attitude and a background of edginess amongst the smooth catchiness that gives the duo an indefinable punch." - R2: ROCK'N'REEL MAGAZINE
    • "If you need a rock 'n' roll release… I think I have the perfect song. The Singles' 'Inamorata' hooked me instantly. The duo, which formed in Detroit, pulls from some of my favorite bands to create a glam garage sound all its own." - USA TODAY
    • "Los Angeles via Detroit rockers The Singles excel in '70s/'80s style American power pop, all crunchy chords, catchy melodies and killer harmonies." - POPMATTERS
    • "Throughout 13 tracks, you’ll find sundry, buzzed love (Inamorata), sorrow-fueled twang (It’s So Hard To Get Over You) and the misleadingly optimistic (We Don’t Talk Anymore)." - CMJ
    • "The informed garage-pop hits full-force on The Singles' track “Inamorata,” solidifying the duo of guitarist/vocalist Vince Frederick and former Gore Gore Girls drummer, Nicky Veltman’s commitment to their Detroit roots of stripped down rock ‘n’ roll." - THE GHETTOBLASTER
    • "Vince and Nicky’s vocals blend together perfectly over the wash of noisy guitars and pounding drums, bringing out a tension between the bluesy rock influence and the pop-centered harmonies". - (THE) ABSOLUTE
    • "In the sound of 'Inamorata' you can clearly (and loudly) hear from where Vince Frederick and Nicky Veltman hail. Natives of Detroit and based in Los Angeles, the duo, known as The Singles, have a keen feel for power pop, glam and unadulterated rock 'n' roll." - KDHX RADIO
    • "Stripped down, jaunty garage-pop boldly nods to T. Rex’s influences, but done this well that is no bad thing at all." - THE MAD MACKEREL
    • "Uplifting guitar-pop goodness with just a little extra edge" - THE SOUND OF CONFUSION
    • “Creating good power pop means marshaling guitars, drums and vocals in the service of heartfelt formalism, and The Singles get the musical and verbal details right throughout their new full-length, Look How Fast a Heart Can Break. Drummer Nicky Veltman and guitarist Vince Frederick expertly harmonize on such tunes as “I Can’t Believe What I Got Myself Into This Time,” and their brisk approach places The Singles in the line of such starry-eyed ’70s power poppers as The Beat and The Records. As with a lot of power pop, what makes Look How Fast a Heart Can Break so much fun to listen to is Veltman and Frederick’s ability to scramble their influences — “I Only Wish You Loved Me More” registers as a combination of the styles of George Harrison and Grin. With its sly eclecticism, Look How Fast explores the emotions that lie behind power- pop formalism.” - NASHVILLE SCENE
    • “Their sometimes punk sound, but always a little beauty of garage band, comes through brilliantly on this terrific album.” - INSIDER LOUISVILLE
    • “Mixing rock, blues and punk together The Singles’ latest album, Look How Fast A Heart Can Break, is a fresh take on each genre; energetic yet chill, a nice vibrant pinch of the nerves.” - NUVO WEEKLY
    • “Look How Fast A Heart Can Break is a fun ride through rock'n'roll history: with pop, punk, and blues in equal measure, there's a song for every occasion.” - ADOBE & TEARDROPS
    • “… crowd-pleasing blend of power pop and glam rock.” - PIONEER PRESS
    • “The Singles capture sunny LA energy while staying true to Detroit’s raw rock n’ roll scene. Composing sweet and catchy heartbreak tunes, the band’s songs branch from an amalgamation of musical styles including garage rock, glam rock, punk, power pop and blues.” - THE DAILY AZTEC
    • “Bright, glammy power-pop.” – OVRLD: AUSTIN
    • “The Singles simplify rock ‘n’ roll, creating a unified record full of catchy guitar melodies, driving backbeats and love-struck lyrics. Look How Fast A Heart Break will keep listeners coming back for more through its relatable lyrics, effective and emotive guitar work, and historically popular sound.” - THE AQUARIAN
    • “A built-for-speed two piece touring a phenomenal record, Look How Fast a Heart Can Break. All the crunch and sugary hooks of their best work with a little more summertime swing.” – SANFORD SPEAKS BLOG