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Sasquatch Lineup Announced, Includes Local Talent

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The lineup for Sasquatch has just been announced, and on it are a few extremely local and incredibly cool bands and artists. Seattle is again proving itself as a powerful music capital, landing artists on the lineup next to big acts such as Jack White and Tenacious D. Notably, the list includes names such as The Head and The Heart, Shabazz Palaces, Allen Stone, Pickwick, Hey Marseilles, Fresh Espresso, The Physics, Sol, Grynch, and Fly Moon Royalty. It should make for a great festival again this year. Here’s the awesome lineup announcement video for your viewing pleasure:



THE HEAD AND THE HEART LAND ON COVER OF BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
July 5, 2011, 2:15 pm
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Billboard
Momentum has continued to build for local band The Head and the Heart, who re-released their debut album on Sub Pop Records in April. The band was featured on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard Magazine, a leading source of weekly news regarding record sales as well as trends and innovations in the music industry. As part of a larger feature about 15 standout artists from the independent music world, Billboard talked to members of The Head and the Heart and others entrenched in Seattle’s music community about how and why the band had such success even before landing a deal with Sub Pop. The article is a reminder of the power word-of-mouth recommendations among music fans and the virtues of a tireless work ethic.



FUEL FRIENDS BLOG PRESENTS AN(OTHER) EXCLUSIVE HEAD AND THE HEART RECORDING SESSION
March 28, 2011, 2:24 pm
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Fuel Friends Blog
After hosting an impromptu in-house jam-sesh with rising Seattle stars The Head and the Heart (THATH) late last year, Heather Browne of Colorado-based music portal Fuel Friends Blog has done it again. Two weekends ago, THATH filled the stone halls of Colorado College’s historic Shove Chapel with richly effusive sound, laying down exclusive new recordings for the first-ever Fuel/Friends Chapel Session. “I have a strong intuition that this band is going to be significant to a much larger audience, as they have been to me and so many of you,” Browne comments in her Chapel Session blog post, which also features four downloadable tracks capturing special renditions of THATH’s “In the Summertime,” “Chasing A Ghost,” “Josh McBride” and “Rivers and Roads.” “The three of us sitting in the pews kept just looking at each other across the room; we couldn’t believe how heady it felt when the moment resonated and the chords struck and the harmonies fit like keys and locks, or fingers interlaced, or an embrace.” Follow the link above to have a look and a listen.

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PASTE MAGAZINE GETS STUCK ON THE HEAD AND THE HEART
March 22, 2011, 5:25 pm
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Paste
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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POST-SXSW REVIEW: SEATTLE MUSIC IN THE MEDIA SPOTLIGHT

SXSW 2011
Alas, the week-long cultural cornucopia that is SXSW has come to an end. But fear not festival revelers: Thanks to the interwebs/media machine, this year’s conference lives on—and the musical presence of Seattle artists still lingers. The LA Times’ Pop & Hiss list of the “Artists, Quotes and Fights That Made an Impression” at SXSW 2011 includes a “hearty” mention of local indie-rockers The Head and the Heart (HATH) : “[This] band appears to be the real deal [….Theirs] is detail-oriented roots music, with violin-led slow-burners and harder-edged songs that shake like horses on a stampede.” The article also cites festival insights from Barsuk Records chief Josh Rosenfeld and Visqueen/Cobirds Unite’s Rachel Flotard. NPR sings the praises of HATH as well, in a SXSW retrospective that touts Seattle hip-hop troupe Shabazz Palaces to boot. Music critic Jon Pareles similarly opines on the laptop-fueled “electronic abstractions” of Shabazz in a New York Times featurethat explores SXSW’s critical mass and evolving interactive platforms. Finally, The Seattle Times’ Andrew Matson wraps up his local blog coverage of the fest with plenty of performance reviews, photos and videos not to mention the requisite SXSW taco-stand adulation. Check it all out for yourself via the links above.

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“ILLUMINATE” YOURSELF TO THE HEAD AND THE HEART’S FIRST OFFICIAL MUSIC VID
March 15, 2011, 1:53 pm
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Sub Pop
Remember January last, when local filmmakers Christian Sorensen Hansen and Bobby McHugh asked Seattleites to help “shine some light” on buzzworthy indie crooners, The Head and the Heart, by offering up their favorite lamps for a top-secret video shoot? Well, take a look at the fruits of their lamp-labors, a la the now SXSW-bound group’s first official music video release!

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“ILLUMINATE” YOURSELF TO THE HEAD AND THE HEART…, posted with vodpod

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SXSW SEATTLE BANDS MEDIA OUTFLUX
March 14, 2011, 4:19 pm
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Tea Cozies
In hot anticipation for SXSW we present you with a new music video from Tea Cozies created by Seattle based production studio Loaded Pictures. But that’s not all people! Beloved Seattle foot stompin’ folk rock band The Head and the Heart was recently featured on NPR’s World Café. Check out the live on-air, soul filled session that will surely treat your noggin and cardioid ticker (head and heart) to glowing musical goodness. Just below you can watch the Tea Cozies’ new extra-terrestrial inspired music video of galactic proportions and get psyched up for SXSW and Seattle music.

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