Have Heart is a straight-edge hardcore band that was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 2002. Originally intended as a side-project, the band soon became the main focus for each of the members. In July 2003 they played their first show and in November a demo was released. The demo came to the attention of Think Fast! Records, who signed them for the release of the What Counts EP in 2004. In 2005 they moved on to Bridge Nine Records, and in the following year they released The Things We Carry, their first full length. In 2007, the band toured through the U.S., Canada and Europe. In 2008 the band released their second full-length album on Bridge Nine, Songs to Scream at the Sun, which debuted at 193 on the Billboard top 200.