New York City-based Dead Heart Bloom was formed by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Boris Skalsky in 2005. The band has garnered a sturdy fanbase since then, receiving comparisons to the "eclectic eccentricity of Beck" and the "dramatics of Bowie" from the rock criterati. Reviewers have also named Mark Kozelek, Jeff Buckley and even "Pet Sounds"-era Beach Boys as comparisons.
Following the eponymous self-titled debut album and elegant, understated Chelsea Diaries (both Shortlist Prize nominees), Dead Heart Bloom returns with a new collection of songs in the form of Fall In. A five-song EP, the latest material leans heavily towards well-crafted guitar pop and late night atmosphere; immediately launching into churning overdrives, spaced out melodies and lyrics that explore both the highs and lows of love, life and faith (and often a lack of the latter). The band continues to explore the parameters of rock music, though, anchored by vocalist Boris Skalsky's smoky baritone, always sounding uniquely Dead Heart Bloom.
Fall In is the first in a series of EPs Dead Heart Bloom has scheduled for release in 2008. For these recordings the band consists of Skalsky, guitarist Paul Wood, and an assortment of guests drafted to play drums, strings and horns. Fall In was written and recorded by Skalsky and Wood at the band's Brooklyn studio and is released by KEI Records.