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Newark Post Online - Feb 2, 2012

"I'm inspired by the inspired-if I read or hear something that's passionate, it influences me," explained Breaking Laces frontman and guitarist Willem Hartong of his Brooklyn-based band's versatile and energetic sound.

Showcasing a humor as open and sharp as their acrobatic musicianship,...

Community Pub - Jan 8, 2012

Newark, Del. — Acoustic folk-rock trio Breaking Laces will bring their potent sound and heartfelt tunes to Mojo Main, along with performers Ben Lewis and The War Against Silence, on Thursday. The show begins at 9 p.m.Following Thursday’s concert, the band will perform a 21-and-over...

Music On Venus - Dec 7, 2011

Greetings Earthlings! So, technically this should be the "Friday Flashback" however, I'm guessing many of you have never even heard this song before...For those of you who are yet unfamiliar, Breaking Laces is a Brooklynite trio who have been acquiring a massive following all in the...

The Blue Banner - Nov 7, 2011

Considering the current musical landscape of Brooklyn, it is refreshing to hear something with such unabashed pop leanings come out of the area. More Fountains of Wayne than Twin Shadow, Breaking Laces embraces heartfelt, Indie-leaning powerpop on their fifth studio album, When You Find Out....

The Ticker - Oct 10, 2011

Breaking Laces is a three-man band that has been taking stride in their own path to success. Band mates Willem Hartong (singer/guitarist/songwriter), Rob Chojnacki (bass), and Seth Masarsky (drums), collaborate to create music that is easy-going and melodically soothing. The real buzz behind...

Idaho Mountain Express - Oct 5, 2011

My mother should be an agent, not like CIA, although, she could, but a music agent. And after attempting to resist her influence, I've finally reached that age where I have to give her credit for some things.One thing she has always had a sixth sense about from her years as features...

Park Slope Patch - Oct 4, 2011

It was a triumphant near-homecoming for the Brooklyn-based band,Breaking Laces, as they took the stage at Manhattan's Rockwood Music Hall on September 17.For lead singer, guitarist and Park Slope resident, Willem Hartong, being back in New York was a highlight of the tour....

Albuquerque Journal - Sep 22, 2011

Not many people would admit that the relationship between Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass on the TV show "Gossip Girl" would inspire a song.Unless you are Willem Hartong."My wife watches a lot of questionable television," he says during a recent phone interview. "I did fall...

Amarillo Globe-News - Sep 21, 2011

Fair warning: If you go up to talk to the members of Breaking Laces after their show Wednesday at The 806, you may end up in one of their new songs."I think the thing I like most about touring is, after the show, being in a room and just finding different people to talk to from the...

DoverPost.com - Sep 13, 2011

Dover, Del. - Brooklyn's Breaking Laces' blend of witty lyrics and energy is where some rock critics think indie rock is headed. You're not going to hear them anywhere else in Delaware anytime soon, so catch them Friday for the following reasons:EVENT HIGHLIGHTS1 ‘90s pop...

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