Seattle’s The Head And The Heart have set to release their sophomore album Let’s Be Still through Sub Pop Records on October 15. This album follows their critically acclaimed debut self-titled album that was released in 2011. The Head And The Heart has scanned nearly 280,000 copies to date and their featured radio hit “Lost in My Mind” claimed the #1 spot on the AA chart for three weeks. The band has announced a 22-date headlining North American tour in support of their upcoming album release. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and Quiet Life will be touring with the band as their supporting acts.
The Head And The Heart formed in 2009 in Seattle with their core songwriting partnership coming from Virginia native Jonathan Russell and California transplant Josiah Johnson. Drummer Tyler Williams also hails from Richmond and made way to Seattle to join the band soon after Russell sent him a demo. Keyboardist Kenny Hensley, who had moved to Seattle to pursue musical score-writing, was added to the line-up as well as vocalist/violinist Charity Rose and bassist Chris Zasche. After only a few months, and loads of self-promotion, The Head And The Heart went from playing open mic nights to selling out big time venues like San Francisco’s Fillmore, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, New York’s Terminal 5 and more.
Once the band releases Let’s Be Still on October 15, they will embark on a US tour including many major cities. Two of those dates will be in Austin at Stubb’s on November 16 and November 17.