27 May '11, 11pm

Friday music blogging by @drgrist: The Head and the Heart

Friday music blogging by @drgrist: The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart are not only a Seattle band, they're from the neighborhood where I used to live, Ballard. They self-released their eponymous debut album in 2009 and immediately started getting huge buzz. The album was the No. 1 seller of 2010 at beloved Ballard record store Sonic Boom. Since then they've toured with all sorts of hip bands that start with D, like The Decemberists , Death Cab for Cutie, and Dr. Dog . The album was just remastered and rereleased by Sub Pop . The sound is pretty much iconic indie folk-pop: guitar strumming, piano and violin accents, snappy, rolling drums, world-weary singing, and tons of gorgeous harmonies. The songwriting isn't exactly innovative, but it's immediately likable and shows immense promise. I expect big things from their sophomore effort. This song is called "Sounds Like Hallelujah."

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-05-27-friday-music-blog...

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