Dead Heart Bloom was formed by songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Boris Skalsky following the dissolution of his previous band, the Washington, DC-based Phaser. Having quickly captured the attention of the indie press and radio, Phaser honed their live act playing with such artists as Interpol, Super Furry Animals, BRMC and Spiritualized. As Phaser dissolved in the mid-2000s, Boris started Dead Heart Bloom as a solo project based in NYC and quickly released a self-titled debut full length and the follow-up acoustic EP Chelsea Diaries. Both received positive critical attention. Soon after, Phaser guitarist Paul Wood found himself relocated to the city as well and the pair teamed up, sharing a rehearsal space and studio which produced a string of EPs and a second full length, 2010’s Strange Waves. 2011 saw the two joining former Phaser bandmate Mike Reina and Smashing Pumpkin’s Jimmy Chamberlin as touring musicians in the Dangerbird Records released Skysaw. Upon returning, Dead Heart Bloom released another string of 3 EPs, this time produced by Mercury Rev bassist Anthony Molina. Those EPs were bolstered by a heavier sound with the addition of former Longwave drummer Jason Molina. Since then, the Dead Heart Bloom live lineup has continued to evolve, centered around its core members. In 2018 and 2019 the band began releasing new music on their own Ephemeral Arts label, which has served as a vehicle for releases by Dead Heart Bloom as well as other artists’ projects across a number of genres. The new record, 'State of Mind' is out now.