The Black Heart Procession

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The Black Heart Procession
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Background information
OriginSan Diego, California, United States
GenresIndie rock
Years active1997–2013, 2016–present
LabelsHeadhunter Records, Temporary Residence Ltd., Touch and Go Records
MembersPall Jenkins, Tobias Nathaniel

The Black Heart Procession (occasionally spelled The Blackheart Procession) is an American indie rock band from San Diego, California.


The band was formed in 1997 by Pall Jenkins (Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects, Palllap, Ugly Casanova and Three Mile Pilot) and Tobias Nathaniel (Three Mile Pilot). The group is often augmented by the contributions of Matt Resovich, Mario Rubalcaba, Jason Crane, Joe Plummer, Dmitri Dziensuwski, Jimmy LaValle and Matthew Parker.[1] Jenkins has also produced The Drowning Men.

The band released the Blood Bunny / Black Rabbit EP in 2010. Pitchfork praised the two new tracks but felt the band had not expanded creatively since their album The Spell.[2]

In 2011, Jenkins played optigan, piano and sang on J Mascis's album Several Shades of Why.[3]

In June 2013, San Diego City Beat revealed the band was on hiatus. Jenkins said "After years of touring and traveling and focusing on music, we decided just to kind of put an end to it for a while".[4]

In 2014, Jenkins played guitar and sang on J Mascis's album Tied to a Star.[5]

In 2016, the band reformed for two shows.[6] In December of that year, they announced a European tour, with 27 shows all around the continent during March–April 2017.[7]


Albums: [8]

  • 1, Headhunter Records (1998)
  • 2, Touch and Go Records (1999)
  • Three, Touch and Go Records (2000)
  • Amore Del Tropico, Touch and Go Records (2002)
  • The Spell, Touch and Go Records (2006)
  • The Waiter Chapters 1 - 7, SDRL Records (2008)
  • Six, Temporary Residence (2009)[9]

Singles and EPs:

Compilation appearances:

  • Slaying since 1996, Suicide Squeeze Records (2006) – track After The Ladder
  • Infamous 2: The Blue Soundtrack, Sumthing Else Music Works (2011) – track Fade Away
  • Time & Space (Liz Janes covered), Asthmatic Kitty (2011) – track Martyr's Grind Up[11]


  1. ^ "The Black Heart Procession". Southern. Archived from the original on November 30, 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "The Black Heart Procession". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  3. ^ "J Mascis Several Shades of Why". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  4. ^ Holslin, Peter. "The Black Heart Procession call it quits—for now, at least". San Diego City Beat. Archived from the original on 9 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  5. ^ "J Mascis Tied to a Star". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 June 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Black Heart Procession". Retrieved 2020-03-15.
  8. ^ "The Black Heart Procession". Touch and Go. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  9. ^ "ARTISTS – THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION". Temporary Residence. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Singles". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Liz Janes Time & Space". Asthmatic Kitty. Retrieved 12 April 2015.

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