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Canine Heart Sounds

New Album Sun Size Guitar Out Now!
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Canine Heart Sounds 


Years active:



Art Rock, Indie, Experimental, Prog Rock


Durham, NC


Eau Claire, WI /

Duluth, MN


Matt McElroy
Yan Westerlund
Zach Hegg
Matt Peterson


Sun Size Guitar

Live on the Moon  


Canine Heart Sounds (2012)


Associated acts:

Grandma Sparrow, Blanko Basnet, Quetico, Mipso

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Canine Heart Sounds are a Durham North Carolina music quartet, originally formed in Duluth Minnesota in 2007. And it should be mentioned they were all born in Wisconsin. 


Its members spent the late 2000's & early 2010's individually lending a helping hand for other music projects (Bowerbirds, Rosebuds, Lost in the Trees, FREEMAN) & recording their debut album across multiple states, before finding a new home in North Carolina in 2012.


The group draws heavily upon influences of progressive rock, jazz, soul & experimental new music. For example, only one of their members actually likes Phish, & two of them went to college, but all of them like Keith Jarrett. Okay, A typical live performance often finds the group AB-SO-LUTE-LY shambling from improvisational instrumental pieces to traditional song-forms with multi-part vocal harmonies.


Canine Heart Sounds released their third full length album, Sun Size Guitar in February 2022 & are preparing to record an album of original instrumental music at Betty’s Studio in April 2023. The group has previously toured as the backing band for Grandma Sparrow & Molly Sarle (Mountain Man) & have performed at the Eaux Claires, Bonnaroo, Hopscotch & Art of Cool Festivals.


Photos of Canine Men 
Canine Heart Sounds - Durham Band
Canine Heart Sounds - Ice House Mpls
Canine Heart Sounds - Durham NC
Canine Heart Sounds - Band Practice
Canine Heart Sounds - Red Herring Duluth MN
Canine Heart Sounds - Motorco Durham
Canine Heart Sounds - Sun Size Guitar

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