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Self Titled Debut: The Head and The Heart (/Remastered by SubPop)

The Head and The Heart Vinyl Self Titled Album Cover

Pop up album note: The sheep mask was actually brought to the shoot as a joke, and then found it's way on to the album cover.

The Head and The Heart’s self titled album was originally self released by the band in June of 2010.
Recorded by Shawn Simmons at Studio Litho and Steven Aguilar at Bearhead Studio, the band was selling burned copies in handmade denim sleeves at local shows. By the time the Head and the Heart signed with Sub Pop in November 2010, the group had sold approximately 10,000 copies of its nine-song debut, racking up mentions on Northwest music blogs and in alt weeklies, all with neither label nor management to push the record.

Once the band was signed by SubPop, the album was remastered,“Sounds like Hallelujah” was re-recorded, and “Rivers and Roads” a live favorite of many was added to the album.

Since it’s release in April of 2011 the album peaked at number 3 on Billboards list of folk albums and is still in ranked in the top 10 as of today. For current rankings check out Billboard’s site.

Fun Facts:
Lost in my Mind – a fan favorite appeared in an American Express commercial and Rivers and Roads appeared in the finale of NBC’s “Chuck” as well as in an episode of “How I met your Mother”.

Track Listing:
1. “Cats and Dogs” 1:55
2. “Coeur D’Alene” 4:21
3. “Ghosts” 4:18
4. “Down in the Valley” 5:03
5. “Rivers and Roads” 4:44
6. “Honey Come Home” 3:21
7. “Lost in My Mind” 4:19
8. “Winter Song” 2:43
9. “Sounds Like Hallelujah” 3:10
10. “Heaven Go Easy on Me” 5:40

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