THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS
The shots are of an empty stage, horizontal lights zig-zagging around it — not quite a U2-style spectacle, yet not quite something one would associate with the natural-beauty pop of a band like his. These are heady days for the Head and the Heart. Their gig tonight will serve as a warm-up to a headlining summer tour at larger venues. They lost one member to drug addiction and recovery, another to road burnout, and the band almost collapsed a few days into the early rehearsals and songwriting sessions for Living Mirage. After watching some of their s indie rock peers flounder, the Head and the Heart decided to bear down and become what once might have been unthinkable — a more disciplined pop group.
But if you look for the right things, you can turn a situation into something beautiful. Formed a decade ago by Jonathan Russell, Josiah Johnson, and friends, the band took everyone by surprise with their self-titled debut in , mixing a distinctive blend of indie folk, indie rock, and whatever lies in-between those worlds to create an entrancing, beautiful sound that was all their own. Living Mirage — The Head and the Heart. From a commercial perspective, The Head and the Heart are soaring — but the same is true from a personal and sonic standpoint, as well.
The Head and the Heart is an American indie folk band. They were formed in the summer of by Josiah Johnson vocals, guitar, percussion and Jonathan Russell vocals, guitar, percussion. Records and have released four albums. They released their fourth studio album, Living Mirage , on May 17, The members met and the band was formed through a series of open mic nights at Seattle's Conor Byrne pub in Ballard, Seattle. 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. He was the last to be added to original lineup.