Composed largely of transplants to the Seattle area, The Head and the Heart write and play songs that speak to the newness of a fresh start, of the ghosts left behind, of moving forward, all brimming with a soulfulness and hope for a better life than the one we've all been sold.
Stylistically, think a folksy Beatles or The Avett Brothers but with extra oomph, like Mumford and Sons. The catchy piano melodies stand side by side with a tight trio of harmonies, and solid minimalist drums, groovin bass, and plenty of hand percussion and foot stomps that make the live show inspiring and really fun.
Charity Rose Thielen - vocals, violin, percussion
Chris Zasche - bass
Josiah Johnson - vocals, guitar, percussion
Jonathan Russell - vocals, guitar, percussion
Kenny Hensley - piano
Tyler Williams - drums
The band's eponymous first album was self-released at the end of June 2010. The album helped build an impressive head-of-steam for the band through the second 1/2 of the year, gaining fans at influential Seattle station KEXP, local record shops (a consistent top 10 seller for Easy Street and the #1 album of 2010 at Sonic Boom), and venues up and down the West Coast, culminating with signing to Sub Pop Records in November. With a 2011 re-release of the album, “Sounds like Hallelujah” has been re-recorded, live favorite “Rivers and Roads” has been added, and the album has been remastered.
See "Rivers & Roads" by The Head and The Heart on YouTube, from their premiere performance at the Bearsville Theater.