Posted By RichC on March 16, 2015
It might just be the phase we’re going through at the moment, but Brenda and I sat back to listen to The Head and the Heart album and cut #8 song Let’s Be Still last night. Worth sharing and thinking about IF you have “just a moment to be still.”
|Let’s Be Still (MP3) – 2013|
|Another Story (MP3) – 2013|
In 2010, Virginia native Jonathan Russell and California transplant Josiah Johnson formed the core songwriting partnership of The Head and The Heart in their new hometown of Seattle. The band was quickly rounded out with the addition of drummer Tyler Williams, keyboardist Kenny Hensley, vocalist/violinist Charity Rose Thielen and bassist Chris Zasche. Their 2011 debut album on Sub Pop became one of the label s best-selling debut releases to date. In a few short months The Head and The Heart went from playing open mic nights to selling out San Francisco s Fillmore, Seattle s Paramount Theatre, New York s Terminal 5 and more, building a loyal fan base across the country.
The 2013 album, Let s Be Still, is a snapshot of a band that didn’t exist just four short years ago. The album was recorded at Seattle’s Studio Litho with assistance from prior production collaborator Shawn Simmons. Later, the band traversed the country to mix the album in Bridgeport, CT, with Peter Katis, revered for his work with bands such as the National, Interpol, and the Swell Season.