New Album:   Another , the new album by the Human Hearts, is out now on Shrimper Records. CDs, and a double 10" vinyl edition designed by graphic novelist David Heatley, are for sale  here . Digital downloads are available from  Midheaven , Amazon, and iTunes.  From Robert Christgau's Expert Witness  review : "Franklin Bruno knows pop ... My favorites on this consistently and straightforwardly songful album are the rocking 'Cheap Sunglasses,' about the girlfriend he saw through, and the rumbaing 'Not Just When We Kiss,' about the one he stuck with."

New Album:

Another, the new album by the Human Hearts, is out now on Shrimper Records. CDs, and a double 10" vinyl edition designed by graphic novelist David Heatley, are for sale here. Digital downloads are available from Midheaven, Amazon, and iTunes.

From Robert Christgau's Expert Witness review: "Franklin Bruno knows pop ... My favorites on this consistently and straightforwardly songful album are the rocking 'Cheap Sunglasses,' about the girlfriend he saw through, and the rumbaing 'Not Just When We Kiss,' about the one he stuck with."

 33 1/3 Book:  My book on Elvis Costello's 1979 album  Armed Forces , published in Continuum Books' 33 1/3 series, is  still available . 

33 1/3 Book:

My book on Elvis Costello's 1979 album Armed Forces, published in Continuum Books' 33 1/3 series, is still available

 New Compilation:  A new mostly solo* recording, "Granges-Sur-Salvan" appears on   The National 4-Track Compilation    (Sump Pump Records), alongside exclusive recordings by Mike Watt & The Secondmen, Mint Mile (Tim Midgett of Silkworm/The Bottomless Pit), John Convertino (Calexico), Dexter Romweber, and others. 12" LP + download code; you can order it from  the label .   *+ backing vocals by Bob and Rose Thomas Bannister.

New Compilation:

A new mostly solo* recording, "Granges-Sur-Salvan" appears on The National 4-Track Compilation  (Sump Pump Records), alongside exclusive recordings by Mike Watt & The Secondmen, Mint Mile (Tim Midgett of Silkworm/The Bottomless Pit), John Convertino (Calexico), Dexter Romweber, and others. 12" LP + download code; you can order it from the label

*+ backing vocals by Bob and Rose Thomas Bannister.

  New Single:   "Loyal Opposition" b/w  "Distracted"  is a brand-new single by the Human Hearts, featuring vocals by Jenny Toomey (Tsunami, Simple Machines, Future of Music Coalition). Out Nov. 22 on UK pop label  WIAIWYA ; also available as part of their  7777777  subscription series. Order vinyl or download  here .

New Single:

"Loyal Opposition" b/w "Distracted" is a brand-new single by the Human Hearts, featuring vocals by Jenny Toomey (Tsunami, Simple Machines, Future of Music Coalition). Out Nov. 22 on UK pop label WIAIWYA; also available as part of their 7777777 subscription series. Order vinyl or download here.

 New Book:   The Accordion Repertoire  (Edge Books) is my first full-length collection of poems; copies are available  here . From the publisher's description: "Franklin Bruno's poems move through the languages of commerce and philosophy, the forgotten codes of old Hollywood and the radio serial, and the contested spaces of the contemporary city with musicality, anger, and wit."    (Read "Flash Crash" at   Lana Turner .  Read "Approach to Ziggurat" at   Sink Review  .)

New Book:

The Accordion Repertoire (Edge Books) is my first full-length collection of poems; copies are available here. From the publisher's description: "Franklin Bruno's poems move through the languages of commerce and philosophy, the forgotten codes of old Hollywood and the radio serial, and the contested spaces of the contemporary city with musicality, anger, and wit."  

(Read "Flash Crash" at Lana TurnerRead "Approach to Ziggurat" at Sink Review.)

 Digital EP:  A download-only EP, anchored by the live favorite "Flag Pin," is available through  Bandcamp .  All four songs exclusive to this release; no physical version currently planned.

Digital EP:

A download-only EP, anchored by the live favorite "Flag Pin," is available through Bandcamp.  All four songs exclusive to this release; no physical version currently planned.

News and Appearances:

Sat., March 10, NYC: The Human Hearts [me, Matt Houser, Annie Nero pinch-hitting on bass]. Wonders of Nature, 131 Grand, Williamsburg. Doors 8; we're on at 10:30, after Leah Coloff and Rose Thomas Bannister. Seven dollars? Eight? Something like that.