The Head And The Heart Let's Be Still 160g 2LP
Sophomore Album By Up And Coming Indie Group!
Sounds Like They've Arrived With "Let's Be Still" LP!
Featuring "Shake", "Another Story" & "Let's Be Still"!
"Gorgeous, harmony-fueled ballads." - Rolling Stone
It wasn’t that long ago that the members of Seattle’s The Head and the Heart
were busking on street corners, strumming their acoustic guitars, stomping their
feet and singing in harmony as they attempted to attract the attention of
passersby. After capturing that unbridled energy on the band’s self-titled
2011 debut album for hometown label Sub Pop, the band went from playing open
mic nights to selling out headlining shows in prestigious venues. The album
became one of Sub Pop’s best-selling debut releases in years. And, slowly
but surely, ideas began to form for the band’s second album, imbued with the
experiences of traveling the world and playing to ever-growing crowds.
The Head and the Heart’s album, Let’s Be Still, is a snapshot of a band that
didn’t exist four years ago. Virginia native Jonathan Russell and
California transplant Josiah Johnson formed the core songwriting
partnership, which was rounded out by drummer Tyler Williams, keyboardist
Kenny Hensley, vocalist/violinist Charity Rose Thielen and bassist
Chris Zasche, who’d met Russell and Johnson while tending bar at an open
mic they frequented. The nascent group dove headfirst into writing, recording
and performing, and even moved into the same house.
After the breakaway success of their debut and countless shows on the road, the
band is in a distinctly different situation. "There is a confidence gained
from having such an amazing fan base," says group member Jonathan Russell.
"You start to trust yourself more. When we were busking, we were filling so
much space to keep the listener from walking away.” Says Johnson, "We
wanted to write songs that felt bigger, and didn’t need to be so frantic. I
think for the most part we wanted to record an album that sounds like the way we
Adds Russell, "Has there been an impact on our lives since we have become
full-time musicians? Sure. On one hand, it’s everything you have ever wanted. On
the other hand, you start to miss the things you’ve lost and had to give up. And
that’s just life. My job is to write about it."
Let’s Be Still was recorded at Seattle’s Studio Litho with assistance from prior
production collaborator Shawn Simmons, and mixed in Bridgeport, Conn., with
Peter Katis, revered for his work with bands such as the National, Interpol and
the Swell Season.
• 160 Gram Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Insert and custom dust-sleeves
• Includes limited time MP3 coupon for free download
LP1 - Side A:
1. Homecoming Heroes
2. Another Story
LP1 - Side B:
1. Josh McBride
LP2 - Side C:
1. Let's Be Still
2. My Friends
3. 10,000 Weight In Gold
LP2 - Side D:
2. These Days Are Numbered