We are sad to report that three members of Exploding Hearts died on Sunday morning in a car accident. The power-pop band from Portland were on their way home from a San Francisco show. Mike Brady, who reviewed their album on Dirtnap adds:

    "I got a chance to meet them this past May when they came to Boston. They were really nice guys and seemed to be really enjoying playing and hanging out with everybody. I really dug their record, and it will definitely be in my top ten this year."

Our deepest sympathies to friends and family of Matthew Fitzgerald, Adam Cox, and Jeremy Gage.