The Lonelyhearts formed in San Francisco in the early 2000s. The band is a duo: guitar, keyboard, and two voices. The sound combines elements of folk, pop, and atmospheric synth music. After releasing an EP and full-length album, the band left San Francisco, with one member moving to the East Bay and the other to Iowa City. After the release of a second LP, the other band member left the Bay Area for Fort Collins. Though they live apart, they come together to work on new material, record new records, and tour the country.