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Hits include: "Lost in My Mind", "Shake"
"Down In The Valley", "Another Story",
"Let's Be Still", "All We Ever Knew",
"Rhythm & Blues", "City of Angels",
"Missed Connection", "Honeybee",
"See You Through My Eyes",
"Virginia (Wind in the Night)",
"Hurts (But It Goes Away)".
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The Head and the Heart is an American indie folk band. They were formed
in the summer of 2009 by Josiah Johnson (vocals, guitar, percussion) and
Jonathan Russell (vocals, guitar, percussion).
The members met and the band was formed through a series of open mic nights at
Seattle's Conor Byrne pub in Ballard, Seattle.
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Josiah Johnson had moved to Seattle from Southern California to attend graduate
school, and Jonathan Russell had recently relocated from Richmond, Virginia.
They met keyboardist Kenny Hensley, who had also moved to Seattle to pursue
musical score-writing, and Charity Rose Thielen, who had recently returned from
a year studying abroad in Paris at Sciences Po. Drummer Tyler Williams had been
in the band Prabir and The Substitutes in Richmond, Virginia and moved to
Seattle to be a part of the Head and The Heart after hearing a demo that
Russell sent of the song "Down In The Valley". Chris Zasche was bartending at
the Conor Byrne Pub, working aftercare shifts at The Perkins School, and playing
in Seattle bands The Maldives and Grand Hallway. He was the last to be added to
Josiah Johnson explained how the name of the band was chosen: "Your head is
telling you to be stable and find a good job, you know in your heart that this
[the band] is what you're supposed to do even if it's crazy."
In 2010 and 2011 the band toured extensively through in both the United States and
Europe, and opened for
The Walkmen, Dr. Dog,
The Low Anthem, The
Iron & Wine,
My Morning Jacket, and
Death Cab For
Cutie, as well as headlining their own shows.
In October of 2013, the band's second album Let's Be Still was released. Frontman
Johnson said of it "...this is the first time that we produced as a full band.
This one is everyone's influences equally present and prevalent throughout the
James Christopher Monger of AllMusic said of the album:
"The group's predilection for heartfelt, Avett Brothers-meets-Fleet
Foxes roots rock is apparent right out of the gate with "Homecoming
Heroes" and "Another Story," both of which utilize familiar folk-rock
architecture to spin earnest and familiar tales concerning the two body parts
from which the group takes its name."
On November 2, 2013, Let's Be Still reached number 10 on the Billboard
200 albums chart. The band spent much of 2014 touring in support of the album. Thielen spent time writing for other
Mavis Staples, while she married fellow musician Matt Gervais.
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