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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
    4 songs

    Adult Rock

    4 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    3 songs

    Top Indie

    1 song


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

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