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To say that it’s been a whirlwind of a year for Fargo, North Dakota-based Christian band THESE HEARTS, would be an understatement.  Preparing for the premiere of the new music video for “Live To The Point of Tears,” launching today exclusively on TVU at 4PM EST, the group was able to take a minute to recall the journey that led them this exciting time.  “This summer has been crazy,” states vocalist Ryan Saunders, commenting on a packed season of touring, “Being from North Dakota, seeing things like the ocean, alligators, and Times Square is pretty rare.”

The notably lit-from-within group, composed of Saunders, guitarist Daryl Van Beek, vocalist/guitarist Kyle Colby, drummer Isaiah Folk, and bassist Tyler Rice, has certainly endured what most people only dream of.  On the heels of releasing their wildly successful  A DAY TO REMEMBER-esque anthem-packed album, Forever Ended Yesterday, the band has kept busy with performing the addictive song, “Live To The Point of Tears,” among other fan favorites from the album, at festivals such as Cornerstone, Ichthus, Sonshine, Big Ticket & Lifest this summer.  The hit song delivers elements heavy enough to please head-banging fans and melodic enough to convert pop-oriented listeners.

It’d be hard not to be struck by the genuine spirit of THESE HEARTS – something that the new music video, directed by Raul Gonzo, brilliantly captures.  “The video was surreal,” recalls Saunders, “the skill of [ director ] Raul really made this come to life.  We hadn’t done a music video of this caliber previously and we are stoked on how it turned out.”  Watch the world premiere of “Live To The Point of Tears” today, live on TVU at 4PM, 7PM & 10 PM EST featuring exclusive footage of the group as they stopped by the TVU offices by going here: http://www.tvulive.com/tmw.htm .

While you’re awaiting the premiere, watch a brand new video update as THESE HEARTS check in from the road this summer.

Here’s the video for the festival update:

These Hearts Summer 2011 Festival Update from VicTorV TV on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/27642947

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