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The Half-Hearted, Not For The Faint Of Heart

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Half Hearted - Shoot The Stars

"Being in a band right now just makes sense". So says Nathan Buckley, co-founder of Downtown's-by-way-of-Echo Park The Half-Hearted. Maybe it's the economy, the last eight years, or the fact that the Nobel Peace Prize is apparently less difficult to recieve than student of the month, but we're inclined to agree - it's either that or take up painting.

Enter The Half-Hearted. Formed from the detritus of Silverlake's The Rattlesnakes (who broke up in 2003), and fueled by the breakups, transitions and other assorted difficulties of early onset adulthood as experienced by the band's members, their self proclaimed (and admittedly, somewhat snarking) mission is "mend the hearts of the hurt and failing world around us". Ambitious, and understandable given the times in which we live. They're making their live debut tonight at Pehrspace, and Nathan and Co-founder Valentina Silva were nice enough to submit to rigorous LAist questioning beforehand.