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Part of the resurgent Boston hardcore scene, Have Heart formed in 2002 around the core lineup of singer Patrick Flynn, guitarist Ryan Hudon, and bassist Ryan Briggs.
The trio, high-school friends from the coastal town of New Bedford, moved to Boston after graduation and worked with a revolving lineup of local musicians before completing the lineup with guitarist Ben Kelley and drummer Justin Paling for their debut album, 2004's What Counts. Have Heart later signed to the estimable hardcore indie Bridge 9 Records and underwent a lineup change, with Kelley and Paling replaced by Kei Yasui and Shawn Brownies, respectively. Have Heart released their second album, The Things We Carry, in early 2007. ~ Stewart Mason, Rovi