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The Head and the Heart

Formed in Seattle by a group of northwestern transplants, the Head and the Heart is an indie folk band whose influences include Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque pop. The lineup came together in 2009, when songwriters Jonathan Russell and Josiah Johnson met at an open-mike event at Seattle's Conor Byrne Pub. Pianist Kenny Hensley, bassist Chris Zasche, violinist Charity Rose Thielen, and former Prabir & the Substitutes drummer Tyler Williams rounded out the roster, and the Head and the Heart spent the first half of 2010 touring the Pacific Northwest before self-releasing their eponymous debut in June. By the end of the summer, they'd created enough buzz in the Pacific Northwest to entertain offers from several record labels, eventually signing with Sub Pop that fall and reissuing their album -- this time with remastered tracks and one new song -- in early 2011. The Head and the Heart spent much of their time on tour during 2012 and subsequently began the writing process for their second album while they were on the road. The bandmembers eventually returned to Seattle to record their sophomore release, 2013's Let's Be Still. Enjoying continued success, they moved from Sub Pop to Warner Bros. and, after taking a break to recharge their creative batteries, returned to the studio and recorded their third full-length album (and first major-label release), Signs of Light. The album was released on September 9, 2016 with Stinson Beach Sessions, a collection of unreleased demos from the making of Signs of Light, arriving the following year. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
The Head and the Heart

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    2 songs

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    3 songs

    Adult Rock

    3 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    3 songs

    Alternative Party

    1 song

    Top Indie

    1 song

    Indie Party

    1 song

    Indie Rock Mix

    1 song


    3 songs

    Relax Trax

    1 song

Albums by
The Head and the Heart

Top Songs by
The Head and the Heart

  1.   Song
  2.   Lost In My Mind
  3.   Down in the Valley
  4.   All We Ever Knew
  5.   Shake
  6.   Ghosts
  7.   Another Story
  8.   Rivers and Roads
  9.   Rhythm & Blues
  10.   What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
  11.   Sounds Like Hallelujah
  12.   Colors
  13.   Coeur d'Alene
  14.   Cats and Dogs
  15.   Let's Be Still
  16.   Library Magic
  17.   City of Angels
  18.   Winter Song
  19.   Summertime
  20.   Homecoming Heroes
  21.   Heaven Go Easy on Me
  22.   Springtime
  23.   Oh My Dear
  24.   Take a Walk
  25.   Honey Come Home
  26.   False Alarm
  27.   These Days Are Numbered
  28.   Fire/Fear
  29.   No One to Let You Down
  30.   In the Summertime
  31.   I Don't Mind
  32.   Gone
  33.   10,000 Weight in Gold
  34.   Cruel
  35.   Chasing a Ghost
  36.   When I Fall Asleep
  37.   Bluebird
  38.   No Guarantees
  39.   Your Mother's Eyes
  40.   Josh McBride
  41.   My Friends
  42.   Don't Forget Me
  43.   Octopus's Garden
  44.   Signs of Light
  45.   Dreamer
  46.   Turn It Around

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