THE CHECKERED HEARTS are Los Angeles-based duo Hillary Burton and Lisa Mychols.

Punk duo Hillary Burton (Honeychain) and Lisa Mychols (The Seven and the Six) just released a new single and lyric video – a cover of The Cars classic ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’, the first track off of their upcoming EP JOYSTICK – a collection of classic covers by The Cars, Housemartins, Phil Seymour, Kirsty MacColl, and The Knack. In addition, the release includes a bonus track – a special version of an original Hillary & Lisa song. Visit the band website at

Stream “My Best Friend’s Girl” on all digital platforms HERE.

The highly anticipated official release of JOYSTICK by The Checkered Hearts is coming to Chicanery  Chick Records in the Summer of 2021, preceded by the first single, “My Best Friend’s Girl”. Pre-orders for the six song EP JOYSTICK have commenced and the first 100 CDs will be hand-numbered and signed by The Checkered Hearts. 

​Friends and band mates since middle school, Lisa and Hillary both handle vocals and trade off on instruments covering drums, bass, guitars and keys – not to mention the occasional shaker.

Although Hillary & Lisa have a long history of writing and performing together, The Checkered Hearts came into existence in early 2021 and quickly gained a growing fan-base. This powerhouse duo managed to catch the ear of renowned Los Angeles-based DJ, Rodney Bingenheimer, who has played a number of songs by The Checkered Hearts on his SiriusXM radio program.