The Head and The Heart, from Seattle, have a wonderful sound, somewhat reminiscent of a band out of Long Beach, California that I like a lot — Delta Spirit. With arrangements centered around acoustic guitar, piano, and the occasional violin, accompanied by very real, unpolished voices that come together in goosebump-inducing harmonies, The Head and The Heart also feature nicely written songs full of contemplative imagery.
I was sorry to miss them when they played right here in Bellingham at WWU just about a month ago, and of course I missed seeing them, Death Cab, Decemberists, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips and many others at the Sasquatch! Music Festival Memorial Day weekend.
Lucky for me there are a bunch of clips of them on YouTube to hold me over until I manage, finally, to make it to one of their shows.
I couldn’t decide on just one vid, so here are my two current faves: