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Signs of Light

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On their major label debut, the indie folk crew fully embraces pop. Produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brandy Clark) in his Nashville studio, Signs of Light is a lush set of glistening rock (“Rhythm and Blues”) and sumptuous group harmonies (“Take a Walk”) that—despite its radio-ready polish—retains the rustic immediacy of the band’s earliest performances busking in their native Seattle.

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Love these guys... But not a good start

This first song sounds like every other popular alternative song. In fact it sounds like they tried to use every trick in the book to make it so. The simple, repetitive lyrics, the "la la" resolve, the three-note guitar solo. Not that I don't dig simplicity, but here it's just too overdone and flashy. I wish they would go back to "riding around on rail cars and working long days...". There was both more "head" and "heart" in that.

Uh Oh

This is disturbing. Hopefully the rest of this album is actual music, not bland poppy crap. I love these guys, and I pray they haven't gone the way of the sellout. They should be slaves to an angel trade, not to producers.

Evolving in a Beautiful Way

I instantly could tell the sound of the newest song off their third album was different, I was excited that it was. It still contained the beautiful violin and piano that I love from the band. We've already ordered tickets for their show on my birthday in October.


Formed: 2009 in Seattle, WA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Formed in Seattle by a group of northwestern transplants, the Head and the Heart is an indie folk band whose influences include Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque pop. The lineup came together in 2009, when songwriters Jonathan Russell and Josiah Johnson met at an open-mike event at Seattle's Conor Byrne Pub. Pianist Kenny Hensley, bassist Chris Zasche, violinist Charity Rose Thielen, and former Prabir & the Substitutes drummer Tyler Williams rounded out the roster, and the Head and...
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