Our Heart Tells Us One Thing…

Photo Credit: Robertsen Ashman

While the Seattle music community continually cultivates new talent, few young Northwest bands have experienced as steep and rapid a trajectory of success as The Head and the Heart.

The twenty-somethings met a little more than a year ago during a weekly open mic at a Seattle bar. Chemistry was instant, and a collective love of classic folk harmonies (a la Crosby Stills Nash and Young) was evident, as was a natural knack for fortifying melancholic Americana sounds with the bright, powerful structures of pop songwriting. Collaboration was also quick, and the group released its self-titled debut in July of 2010, where it proceeded to sit atop local charts for weeks. A little more than two months after the album's release, the band has vaulted from its open-mic origins to opening for Vampire Weekend at Seattle's 2,800-seat Paramount Theater. They are quickly making their way onto airwaves and into venues across the country.