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It’s been a few days and a lot has been going down, so it’s time for a roundup of news from around the web.  The message is simple: don’t be a slacker or you will have to put together a hell of a long recap blog post.

Jonathan Russell and Josiah Johnson from The Head and The Heart perform live.

Interview: The Head and the Heart’s Tyler Williams on the band’s journey from open mics to three nights at The Fillmore – – Interview/ Feature

In a well written feature article/interview before the Fillmore shows Tyler reveals all, well maybe not all, but a lot. Here is a blip ““It’s not a healthy criticism circle up there. It bore down on Jon. It came out in one song … it’s pretty angsty,” he said. A second song, going with the working title of “Bird With Her Own Cage” will have a “hair” of electronica. “It’s about unrequited love, when you were young. And now you can actually have love, when you’re older. Does it mean the same as that unrequited love?”

Highly recommend checking out the full interview.

The Head & The Heart: Seattle Band Are “Liked,” A Lot – – Feature/Interview - 

A great article that was released before THATH’s Salt Lake City performance opening for The Shins:
“They had something like 1,700 fans, and we had something like 1,600,” says The Devil Whale bassist Jake Fish. “So, Charity bet [Jones] that they could have more fans at the end of a year or something, just kind of joking around.” As of press time, The Head & The Heart had nearly 100,000 fans; The Devil Whale had nearly 3,000.

“I think they won,” Fish says with a laugh.

The feature goes on to discuss the relationship between the two bands (The Head and The Heart and The Devil Whale), and then dives into the song writing process on the new album and creativity with some input from Tyler.

The Head and The Heart at Sasquatch:

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Josiah Johnson if The Head and The Heart enjoying his day

The dog was already drunk and did not need a mimosa

The Head and The Heart battled the weather last week going from the cold damp weather at Spring Jam, to the 104 degree heat in Indo California, at Coachella. Regardless the band stayed true to form and earned praise for both performances.

Spring Jam:

Before the show at the University of Minnesota at Coffman Front Plaza Josiah mentioned to the Minnesota Daily that: ”We feed off the different energy on campus,” he said.  “And it’s extra special for Charity [Rose Thielen] because she has family here in Minnesota.” Based off of the tweets that were popping up after the show, it’s safe to say that both the band, and the students had a great time.


According to Mercury News regardless of the heat “the musical selection from the indie folk/pop/rock group more than won the audience over as the set was filled with crowd members clapping, singing and dancing.” While the Examiner said “brought some folky fun that had their crowd smiling like lotto-winners.”
The Head and The Heart made it to number 6 on Fuse’s top 10 best moments of Coachella day 2 for a heart stirring performance by Charity during rivers and roads.

Jon C. Trask really said it best in his review of Saturdays performance: [click to continue…]


Read the full article..., The Head and The Heart fan community is extremely excited to present the fourth video in our exclusive, behind-the-scenes interview series with the members of The Head and The Heart. These interviews are truly by the fans and for the fans: offering a peek inside the mind of the members of The Head and The Heart and giving us – the fan community – a chance to get to know the band, beyond the music, in a more personal way.

Part 4 – Exclusive interview with Charity Rose Thielen – Vox, Violinist and much more!

As the tours continue, and things change over time, we will continue to interview the members of the band, and ask them questions that are submitted by you! If you have a question you would like us to use in a future interview please send it to

Our earlier interviews can be found here:

Kenny Hensley

Josiah Johnson

Tyler Williams

A HUGE thank you to Gabriel Volcovich (Volco Films) for cutting, editing, and salvaging what he could from this video. This material was not easy to work with, as there was a ton of background noise, and we really appreciate all his hard work!

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