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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

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    Top Alternative
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    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
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    Pop Rock

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    Top Indie

    Top Indie
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    Adult Alternative

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    Adult Rock

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    Coffeehouse Corner

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

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