The highly anticipated EP JOYSTICK by Los Angeles-based duo THE CHECKERED HEARTS is out now via Chicanery Chick Records! It was preceded by a single and lyric video – a cover of The Cars classic, ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’ which was released in May. Pre-orders for JOYSTICK were buoyed by the first 100 CDs being hand-numbered and signed by The Checkered Hearts.
Hillary Burton and Lisa Mychols, who have many credits to their names, pride themselves on having a sound that is a mixture of explosive power pop and reminiscent of long-lost favourites of the 80’s and 90’s.
JOYSTICK is a collection of classic covers by The Cars, Housemartins, Phil Seymour, Kirsty MacColl, and The Knack. In addition, the release includes a bonus track – a special version of an original Lisa & Hillary song.
JOYSTICK Track List:
1. My Best Friend’s Girl (originally performed by The Cars)
2. Happy Hour (originally performed by Housemartins)
3. Precious to Me (originally performed by Phil Seymour)
4. They Don’t Know (originally performed by Kirsty Maccoll)
5. Good Girls Don’t (originally performed by The Knack)
6. Bonus Song: So Long, Maybe (The Checkered Hearts original)
Although Hillary & Lisa have a long history of writing and performing together, THE CHECKERED HEARTS came into existence in early 2021 and quickly gained a growing fan-base. These women managed to catch the ear of renowned Los Angeles-based DJ, Rodney Bingenheimer, who has played a number of songs by THE CHECKERED HEARTS on his SiriusXM radio program.