The Head and the Heart
Every once in a while, those of us who listen to ridiculous amounts of new music hear something that just makes us take a step back and whisper to ourselves “Oh… wow… that’s just really SO fucking good!” Some of us live for just those moments-ok, maybe “live for” is a bit much-but we absolutely cherish those moments. You know the ones. A chill takes over your whole body and your peripheral vision ceases to function. All of the moisture in your throat finds its way to your eyes, you forget that there’s a world outside of the room that you’re in, time leaves your consciousness and it’s just you and the music.
This debut album from the Head and the Heart does that to me. It’s been out for a little while, self-released, but was just remastered and re-released under the Sub Pop label with the addition of “Rivers and Roads”, a song that’s been a highlight of their live performances for months. I WILL write more about this one when I find the time… and the right words. For now, just give it a listen and tell me if I’m wrong.
Update: Heather, who runs the outstanding Fuel/Friends blog, shares the story of The Head and the Heart on their label’s website.