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Q&A with Prince Terrence of Heartsrevolution

Heartsrevolution perform at The Vagabond Sunday.
When Scion's Kitsuné CD release party comes into The Vagabond Sunday, Brooklyn duo-turned-trio Heartsrevolution will be doing a rare live performance in Miami. Crossfade spoke with the band's newest member Prince Terrence about the band's full-length debut, the Heartschallenger and Hipster Runoff.

New Times: So funny thing, before this interview, I was hanging out with [Poplife's] Jake Jefferson and he was reading a text message from you that said you were being interviewed by somebody from Miami. I said, "Yea, that would be me."

Prince Terrence: Yea, Jake is awesome.

NT: I know you've were here not too long ago when you spun at Poplife, but its been a long time since Heartsrevolution has played Miami.

PT: It was last Winter Music Conference.

NT: Was it?

PT. Yea.

NT: What can we expect from the band as far a live performance?

PT: We have some new songs this time that are going to be on our full-length record that we are releasing this summer. The songs are a little different then the one's people have previously heard. I'm excited to play those live.

NT: I heard your new track "Ultraviolence" and compared to your previous singles "C.Y.O.A" and "Switchblade" I would say it's definitely more polished. Is this the route the band is going on with its new material?

PT: Not really, "Ultraviolence" is a song that we've had for a while but never had the chance to release it in a proper format. It just kind of just worked out that way.

NT: I know the track was release through Kitsuné. Are you also releasing your full-length through them?

PT: Yea, that's what we're are doing right now. It should be out this summer if everything goes as planned.

NT: On the single, you got the remix treatment by Spank Rock, Chateau Marmont and Vitalic. How did the band hook up with them?

PT: I'm not sure, since that's more Ben and Leila's thing, but I've played drums live for Spank Rock also, so I kind of got him involved with this whole thing.

NT: Are you bringing the Heartschallenger to Miami?

PT: We actually have a truck stored in Miami, so there is always one there, its just a matter of us coming down. I think it will be out for this show, but I'm not too sure if it will be out for Winter Music Conference.

NT: Me and the music editor [Arielle Castillo] have an unheathly obsession with the Web site Hipster Runoff. I don't know if you read it, but the blogger Carles whenever he gives a multiple choice answer he always closes it with "C.Y.O.A." In fact, he featured the "C.Y.O.A." T-shirt heavily on the site because of the tweens that were wearing it.

PT: That shirt caught on in a real crazy way. It almost seems like it has its own identity seperate from the band.

NT: Finally, what can we expect from the full-length?

PT: It's cool because since I wasn't there from the beginning of the band I can put a little bit of my opinion on the direction of the music. I think the music is different this time around because it's a little more agressive. There are even some songs that are way, way punk -- liike really punk.

NT: Anybody of interest who is working on the album as well?

PT: I think Spank Rock is going to do another song. We are also working with Mark Ronson on a track. We want to get a lot of people involved, we want to branch out and not make it seem like Heartsrevolution is just a band. I like to think of it as more of a movement. That's why we like working with a lot of other people.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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