BioFormed in late 1997 out of San Diego, The Black Heart Procession have been described as beautifully bleak and brooding indie rock with a dark side. Lyrically touching on more of the melancholy side of human nature, the name of this three piece is a fitting tone on their themes of isolation, depression and heart ache. Consisting of three core members: Pall Jenkins and Tobias Nathaniel of Three Mile Pilot and Mario Rubalcaba, formely of Clikitat Ikatowi, The Black Heart Procession also collaborate with musicians on stage and in the studio who's instruments range from guitar, piano, percussion and even saw. This uniqueness led to a record deal with Cargo Records in 1998 who released their first album 1. A tour of the United States and Europe later along with an opening slot for A Minor Forest, their follow up 2 was released through Touch and Go Records. The aptly titled 3 appeared in 2000. Two years later, the band explored new sounds on their most ambitious release to date, Amore Del Tropico.