Heart Bones is a collaboration between Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog / Sweet Spirit). The two became friends while touring together in 2016. They recognized a kindred quality of over-the-top showmanship, and their new project became inevitable.
Throughout 2018 the duo have been alternating visits to each other’s hometowns of Minneapolis and Austin to co-write original material. Inspired by their favorite classic duos such as Nancy Sinatra / Lee Hazelwood, Serge Gainsbourg / Jane Birkin, Sonny & Cher, and Sam & Dave, their influences have spanned everything from doo wop, classic duets, musical theater, electro dance, and melancholy pop.
Having met while frequenting events at the popular Minneapolis recording studio/event space The Sound Gallery, Corey Lawson and Aaron Baum discovered a shared fondness for all things Pop Music. From the obscure to the mainstream, and from the simple to the emotionally complex, the pair found kinship through infectious hooks and danceable rhythms. Joined by guitarist Matthew Vannelli and drummer Jared Isabella, The Trappistines are crafting a style of pop music all their own. Their first EP Test Patterns is now available everywhere.