More post-SXSW praise for The Head and the Heart: Paste Magazine—the self-anointed media bastion of “signs of life in music, film and culture”—has featured the indie rockers as “Artists of the Day.” Explains Paste contributor Andrew Leahey “[what sets The Head and the Heart apart], beyond the band’s unnaturally speedy climb from dive bars to an upcoming mainstage spot at Sasquatch, is its penchant for mixing rootsy Americana with orchestral, chest-swelling chamber-pop. Violin and piano help elevate the songs beyond their earthy origins, and three-part harmonies—anchored by co-frontmen Josiah Johnson and Jonathan Russell, and boosted by the Cat-Power-gone-Appalachian crooning of violinist Charity Rose Thielen—sweeten the deal.” As part of the “Artist of the Day” package, Paste is hosting a streamable version of the band’s track “Down in the Valley,” and has also included The Head and the Heart in its ongoing “Best of What’s Next” online series. Hit the link above to check everything out!
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