Seattle's new "it" band, The Head and The Heart, found success the old fashioned way. They
met through open mic nights at a local Seattle pub and knew they had instant chemistry. They began selling self-produced CDs
at their live perforamnces, touring constantly to promote their music and performing for anyone who would listen. It is all
paying off for this up-and-coming Seattle folk-pop band. The Head and The Heart's vocal harmonies are delightful and downright
fun. Their reputation as a can't-miss live band has come from non-stop touring and cementing themselves as a staple in the
Seattle club scene. The band is signed with Seattle indie label Sub Pop Records, who has helped the band showcase their talent
They are currently touring with music from their second album, Let's Be Still, which is a melding of all
of the members' tastes and musical influences. Their first track "Shake" has already received buzz, and fans are showing up
in droves to live performances of The Head and the Heart. Their latest album has been deemed another step in the band's journey
to greatness. Their musical style and ability to the execute three-part harmonies accurately and beautifully, put this band
in a class all their own. The use of the piano as an anchor for each musical masterpiece makes for a melodic and transcendent
experience for audiences everywhere.
The band will be making stops in Dallas, Austin, Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles
and many other cities that are anxiously anticipating the arrival of The Head and the Heart.
the band is still honing its skills and working towards big commercial success, they are already making their mark on the
world of entertainment. Their songs have been featured in several movies and TV shows, exposing their music to a larger audience.
Their single "Rivers and roads" was featured on the show Chuck, and was featured in an episode of the sitcom How I Met Your
Mother. Their single "Down In the Valley" was featured in the hit show Sons of Anarchy, and their song "Lost in My Mind" was
used as the backing track for the trailer for the Academy Award-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook.
Though the members are mostly from somewhere else, indie folk band The Head and The Heart came together
in the legendary music scene in Seattle, Washington. They had day jobs and academic aspirations, but all shared incredible
musical talents and dreams of making it big. After meeting and playing together at an open mic night at a small pub in Seattle's
Ballard neighborhood, the six members that make up The Head and the Heart began writing and recording together. What resulted
was a collection of beautiful vocal harmonies and raw instrumentation that has made fans fall in love upon first listen. Josiah
Johnson, Jonathan Russell, Chris Zasche, Kenny Hensley and Tyler Williams had found their rhythm and considered themselves
to be an already-formed band when they asked singer Charity Rose Thielen to join the band. With the addition of the female
vocalist, the band began creating music under the name The Head and the Heart. The band chose that name because of the duality
of being a musician. Your head is telling you to get a stable job, while your heart is telling you to forget about convention
and play the music you believe in.
The band produced their first self-titled album in 2009. They were giving it away
at their concerts inside handmade denim sleeves. They also sold them in local record stores. The album became a hot commodity
and the record stores couldn't keep them in stock. This attention from fans sparked a feeding frenzy from local record producers.
The band decided to go with Sub Pop Records and began working on their first studio album. They toured extensively during
this time, opening for artists like Dave Mathews and bands like The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket and Death Cab for Cutie.
Head and The Heart join a long list of great indie pop music acts to come out of the post grunge Seattle music scene including
such bands as Band of Horses, Death Cab for Cutie and Modest Mouse. Just like those bands, The Head and The Heart are destined
They are currently on the road playing shows all over North America, including the gigantic San Francisco
music festival that takes over Golden Gate Park and has featured Nine Inch Nails and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. They are performing
their latest tunes and some of their previous music.
Although the band has not
yet hit the "big time," they are a local treasure in the town they call home. Seattle music fans have embraced this up-and-coming
band, and there's no doubt that The Head and the Heart will rise to fame. They started to get noticed after the release of
their first self-titled, self-produced and self-released album. Although it was not a professional production, music fans
couldn't seem to get enough of the music. This prompted local record producers to take notice, and soon the band was signing
with a record company and creating their first studio album.
The Head and the Heart have
gone from playing the pub on a Tuesday night to opening for Vampire Weekend and playing on Conan. Their rise seems meteoric
for this indie folk pop band, but the band works hard and it pays off when they are harmonizing on stage, playing their hearts
out to passionate fans. Their transcendent vocals, thought-provoking lyrics and amazing harmonies make for an amazing night
of musical magic. You've never experienced anything like The Head and the Heart.