When Your Heartstrings Break

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When Your Heartstrings Break
Studio album by Beulah
Released March 9, 1999
Recorded May to September, 1998
Genre Indie rock
Length 34:19
Label Sugar Free Records
Producer Bill Swan, Steve LaFollette
Beulah chronology
Handsome Western States
When Your Heartstrings Break
Emma Blowgun's Last Stand
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10 link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars link

When Your Heartstrings Break is the second album by San Francisco indie rock band Beulah. It was released on March 9, 1999 on the Sugar Free Records label. The album went out of print several years afterwards and did not see a reprinting until 2003. When Your Heartstrings Break is one of the two records that Beulah personally owns the rights to, along with Handsome Western States. The album was released in Japan, Europe and Australia, with each release bearing album art different from the US release.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Miles Kurosky, except where noted.

  1. "Score from Augusta" – 2:54
  2. "Sunday Under Glass" (Kurosky/LaFollette) – 2:54
  3. "Matter vs. Space" – 3:00
  4. "Emma Blowgun's Last Stand" – 5:21
  5. "Calm Go the Wild Seas" – 3:01
  6. "Ballad of the Lonely Argonaut" – 2:29
  7. "Comrade's Twenty Sixth" – 1:53
  8. "The Aristocratic Swells" – 2:55
  9. "Silverado Days" – 3:39
  10. "Warmer" – 2:56
  11. "If We Can Land a Man on the Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart" (a.k.a. IWCLAMOTMSICWYH) – 3:17


The songs "Sunday Under Glass", "Score from Augusta" and "Emma Blowgun's Last Stand" were released as singles in the United Kingdom on the Shifty Disco label. The song "Emma Blowgun's Last Stand" was released as an EP in Australia on the Elastic Records label. "If We Can Land a Man on the Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart" was featured in the summer 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

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