Haerts was originally formed by Nini Fabi and Benjamin Gebert. The longtime collaborators grew up in Munich, Germany and had previously performed as the duo Nini&Ben. They moved to Brooklyn in 2010, where they became Haerts and were joined by band members Garrett Ienner (guitars) and Derek McWilliams (bass). They eventually signed with Columbia Records in 2012.
Haerts' 2012 debut single, "Wings", received regular airplay throughout the United States and was additionally featured as the song of the day by KEXP-FM. They followed up with the release of their second single, "All the Days", in 2013. The song was voted as the "Song of the Summer" by Elle magazine. The group's first EP, Hemiplegia, was released in October 2013. It was produced by St. Lucia and contains both of their original single releases. The band's eponymous debut album was released on October 27, 2014 and it features three of the songs from their first EP. Alongside, the debut album's release, two singles have spawned from the album, "Giving Up" and a later release "Be the One".
Garrett Ienner and Derek McWilliams left the band in 2015.
In January, 2016 Haerts released the short film, "POWER/LAND", in collaboration with video artist Julian Klincewicz along with the soundtrack EP "POWER/LAND".
|"All the Days"|
|"Be the One"|
|2015||"Everybody Here Wants You"||non-album single|
|2016||"Power / Land"|