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Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active 2011–present
Labels Columbia
Website www.haertsmusic.com
  • Nini Fabi
  • Ben Gebert

Haerts (stylized as HAERTS) is a German indie pop music duo, formed in 2011 in New York.[2] The band consists of Nini Fabi (vocals) and Ben Gebert (keyboards, guitars).[3][4]

The group made their debut with the single Wings, which was called “as flawless as pop tunes come”, by KEXP. They released their first EP, Hemiplegia, in 2013, their self-titled debut album on Columbia Records in 2014, and the visual EP, POWERLAND, in 2016.

Since then they have released three further singles and toured with bands such as Rhye, Shout Out Louds, Michelle Branch, Washed Out,[5] and London Grammar. Their music has been featured in film and television, in such films and shows as Carrie, Cake, Love, Simon, Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why.


Haerts was originally formed by singer/songwriter Nini Fabi and pianist/producer Benjamin Gebert. The longtime collaborators grew up in Munich, Germany and had previously performed as the duo Nini&Ben. They moved to Brooklyn in 2010, where they became Haerts and were joined by band members Garrett Ienner (guitars) and Derek McWilliams (bass). They eventually signed with Columbia Records in 2012.

Haerts' 2012 debut single, "Wings", received regular airplay throughout the United States and was also featured as the song of the day by KEXP-FM.[6] They followed up with the release of their second single, "All the Days", in 2013. The song was voted as the "Song of the Summer" by Elle magazine and featured in the 2013 film Carrie.[7] The group's first EP, Hemiplegia, was released in October 2013.[8][9] It was produced by St. Lucia and contains both of their original single releases.[10] The band's eponymous debut album was released on October 27, 2014 and it features three of the songs from their first EP. Alongside the debut album's release, two singles have spawned from the album, "Giving Up" and a later release "Be the One".

Garrett Ienner and Derek McWilliams left the band in 2015.

In January, 2016 Haerts released the short film, "POWER/LAND", in collaboration with video artist Julian Klincewicz along with the soundtrack EP "POWER/LAND".

In 2017 they released three singles from their second studio album: "Your Love" on March 3, 2017, "No Love for the Wild" on May 19, 2017, and "The Way" on December 8, 2017.

They are currently recording their second studio album due to be released in the Fall of 2018.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
New Compassion (future album)

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
  • Released: October 8, 2013
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: 10", digital download


Year Title Album
2013 "Wings" Hemiplegia
"All the Days"
2014 "Giving Up" Haerts
"Be the One"
2015 "Everybody Here Wants You" non-album single
2016 "Power / Land"
2017 "Your Love"
"No Love for the Wild"
"The Way"
2018 "New Compassion"


  1. ^ "14 Artists to Watch in 2014". 
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Haerts". AllMusic. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Ricciardi, Tiney (August 24, 2013). "Concert review: Third annual Gorilla vs. Bear festival in Dallas hits hip-hop home run". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ Manning, Kara (May 13, 2013). "Haerts: TAS In Session". The Alternate Side. WFUV. Archived from the original on September 18, 2013. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ Koellner, Amanda (September 15, 2013). "Live Review: Washed Out at Chicago's Metro". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Feenstra, Gerrit (January 31, 2013). "Song of the Day: HAERTS – Wings". KEXP-FM. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ Platiner, Seth (May 23, 2013). "Listen Up: Our Vote for Song of the Summer Goes to Brooklyn-based band, HAERTS". Elle. Hachette Filipacchi Médias. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "listen: HAERTS – Hemiplegia EP". Gorilla v. Bear. October 1, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Haerts to Release "Hemiplegia" on September 17". Artistdirect. August 19, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ Gossett, Eric (August 8, 2013). "HAERTS Announce Debut EP, Hemiplegia". CMJ. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  11. ^ https://upcomingvinyl.com/record/haerts-new-compassion

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