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The Wrack Line by Your Heart Breaks

Out 7/7/23 on Kill Rock Stars

On planet Earth, the wrack line is a collection of organic material and debris left behind on the shore after a high tide. As you walk the wrack you’ll find kelp, seagrass, shells, driftwood, dead sea creatures, agates, remnants of humanity, and once in a while, secret treasures thrown overboard from a container ship caught in a storm. This album is my wrack line. A summation of the past few years, a lifetime of friendships, feelings and memories, broken free of a gyre and left upon my shoreline. Take off your shoes and walk the beach. 


The Wrack Line is a collaboratively written album between Clyde Petersen and many special guests throughout the world. These songs were created through numerous exchanges of concepts, hooks, riffs and emotional conversations, processed through tin-can telephones, carrier pigeons, twilight dreams and shooting stars.


In the summer of 2022, the Your Heart Breaks studio band, made up of Eli Moore and Ashley Eriksson from the band LAKE and Katherine Paul from Black Belt Eagle Scout, gathered at the Unknown studio in Anacortes, Washington to record the basic tracks for each song. We learned 2 or 3 songs together each day and recorded them together, live in the studio. Nicholas Wilbur produced and engineered the album, guiding us with ease, running the board and giving honest feedback on each attempt. I am grateful to all of the artists involved for their willingness to be open and vulnerable in the process of collaboration. I urge you to seek out the music of the accompanying artists on this album. Each of their projects is truly magical and has been deeply influential in my life.  Thank you to Kill Rock Stars. It’s a teenage dream come true.


No oceans were harmed in the creation of The Wrack Line.

The Wrack Line by Your Heart Breaks

1. At the Corner of Dude and Party (feat. Will Staler) 

2. Snow Dusted Ponies (feat. Christine Fellows and John K. Samson)

3. These Old Haunts (feat. David Christian and Kimya Dawson)

4. Slowly Like Strangers (feat. Madeline Adams)

5. Mile by Mile (feat. Danny Denial) 

6. Wesley Crusher (feat. Kimya Dawson) 

7. Memorizing the Horizon 

8. Just like that, Life as you Knew it Ended (feat. R.Ring and Corey J. Brewer)

9. Peter and David 

10. Island Maniacs 

11. Purple Minvians (feat. Ashley Eriksson from LAKE) 

12. In My Own Time (feat. Eli Moore from LAKE)

13. Like You’ve Always Been (feat. Sparky Taylor) 

14. Same Old Story (feat. Theo Hilton from Nana Grizol) 

15. Queer Fire (feat. Vincent Sagisi) 

16. The Nothing 

17. Rattlesnake Lake

18. Do you dare to dream with me? (feat. Wynne Greenwood) 

19. Where Rejects Reign (feat. Kimya Dawson) 


Produced, Engineered and Mastered by Nicholas Wilbur

The Unknown

Anacortes, Washington

Summer 2022


Album Artwork by Nate Powell

Graphic Design by Erin Tobey



Your Heart Breaks Studio Band:


Clyde Petersen: Guitar, Bass and Vocals

Ashley Eriksson: Bass, Keyboards, Percussion and Vocals

Eli Moore: Guitar, Bass, Percussion and Vocals

Katherine Paul: Drums and Guitar

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