Lisa Mychols and Hillary Burton of The Checkered Hearts recently signed with Chicanery Chick Records and in February debuted the video for their single “Love Buzz”. The duo also announced the release of their EP in the summer of 2021. Friends since middle school, Lisa and Hillary have been performing together for years.
Prior to The Checkered Hearts, they formed the duo NUSHU, releasing two full-length critically-acclaimed power pop albums: Nevermind Lullabye (2007) and HULA (2010), as well as the yet-to-be-officially released JOYSTICK that is a collection of some of their favorite cover songs, by The Cars, The Knack, The Housemartins, Phil Seymour and Kirsty MacColl. NUSHU have had their songs featured on 90210 (on The CW Network), MTV’s The Real World, as well as a number of other cable network shows and have a song on Rockband for Xbox360, among other credits.
Lisa Mychols is a singer-songwriter currently living in Long Beach, California. Her first solo album, Lost Winter’s Dream, a seasonally-themed masterpiece of 60’s-inspired pop, was recorded with the help of Darian Sahanaja and Nick Walusko (later of The Wondermints) in 1991 and had a limited release in Japan that year. (It was re-released in the U.S. in 2003 with additional tracks.) Lisa has released a number of solo albums including Sweet Sinsations EP (2004), In This City (2005), Above, Beyond & In Between (2013) and Sugar (2018).
Hillary Burton is a Los Angeles-based musician who leads the Alternative Rock power trio, honeychain, who signed with Die Laughing Records/Golden Robots Records in 2020 and released the full-length, POCKET FULL OF GOOD LUCK in July 2020. Prior releases include CRUSHED (2017) and FUTURA ep (2013). Hillary was also the most recent drummer for The Pandoras having been asked to join by her friend (and producer of honeychain’s first record, Kim Shattuck) in 2015. Following a 7-country tour of Europe in the Summer of 2015, The Pandoras released ‘Hey! It’s The Pandoras’ a 7-song album in October 2019. Hillary was asked to contribute vocals to the UK-based Atomic Suplex cover of Really Stupid (The Primitives), that can be found on the Neon Maniacs compilation (2017) on Girlsville/Nerve Centre Records.
Chicanery Chick originally came about in 2017 as a production and promotion platform. That changed in the summer of 2020, and Chicanery Chick became an off-shoot power pop, garage, alternative subsidiary of Die Laughing Records.