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Monday, January 23, 2012

The Head & The Heart.

It's been one of those days, friends-- nothing but cold, dark, and damp for miles in every direction-- and unfortunately it seems my mood has managed to pick up every bit of it all. It's been a rotten start to the week, with my mind clearly elsewhere, and I can't seem to snap out of this funk that I've fallen into. But I've got a new band on shuffle in the corner and despite all odds, these melodies seem to be the only thing working to quell this miserable spirit of mine.

And so without further ado, I give to you today, The Head & The Heart--

So many decisions in life and in the music we love can come down to a critical tug between the logic in our heads and the hot red blood beating through our hearts. Seattle's The Head & The Heart live authentically in that crux, finding the joy and beauty wedged there... There is in this music a counter-cultural optimism, with roots that grow deep and melodies that lodge themselves far into that place inside you where the head meets the heart.

I just can't get enough of those strong instrumentals; those clear, balanced, and hearty vocal lines; the careful intentionality of the lyrics; and heck, the whole dang combination of it all wrapped up into one. All I can say is, these guys have got some true, raw talent and I'm excited to keep The Head & The Heart residing on my playlist for a good long while.

(Above bio and photos via The Head & The Heart's website unless otherwise linked)

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