Awesome New Republic is a two-piece indie band from Miami, Florida consisting of Michael John Hancock and Brian Robertson. Their debut album, ANR So Far, was released with critical acclaim from online magazines such as Stereogum, and received play on the BBC and KCRW. ANR So Far was featured on Pitchfork Media and received 7.9/10. "Hearts was recorded during a difficult year in our each of our lives. Amidstthe emotional ups and downs, we managed to pull together an album's worth ofsongs that reflect not only the darker side of human relationships, but how we can take all the negative energy around us and use it to create something beautiful. There is a heads to every tails. And if you take a fall, you can either lie on the floor in agony, or dust off your bruises and move on."