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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 – thebaybridged.com – 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 – cityweekly.net – 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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After a nice amount of rumors leaks etc. over the past few months, the artist list for the 2012 Lollapalooza has been released, and yes, The Head and The Heart are on it. Lollapalooza spanning over 115 acres, multiple stages, and 130+ artists from hip-hop, electronica, reggae, indie, rock, modern roots, and many more is scheduled to take place August 3-5, 2012 in Grant Park, Chicago, IL.
Some of the other acts include: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS •THE BLACK KEYS • BLACK SABBATH •JACK WHITE •FLORENCE + THE MACHINE •AT THE DRIVE-IN • BASSNECTAR • AVICII • THE SHINS • JUSTICE • PASSION PIT • KASKADE • THE WEEKND • SIGUR ROS and many more. The full list is available on the official website.

3 Day passes are available for $230 via the official site: HERE

From around the web:

Review: The Round 83 Featuring Damien Jurado, Jonathan Russell and Members of Pretty Broken Things – culturemob.com – (Show Review) – This line made my day: “I think every girl in the venue got pregnant when Jonathan Russel from The Head and the Heart played the Bill Withers song ‘Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone.’”…A well written review, def worth a read.

The Round 83: Damien Jurado, Jonathan Russell and friends – Three Imaginary Girls – (Show Review/Photos) – Some great shots of Jon on stage with Damien Jurado, and sounds like it was a great show.

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The Head and The Heart Daily: Oh Virginia

by Daniel on April 4, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Jarred Gastreich

 

Oh Virginia I never thought it’d be your face calling out my name…….

Video: The Head and the Heart performs new song ‘Virginia’ for Show Me Shows featured + video – KDHX.org – (Feature w/Interview/Video) – A great article featuring the words of Jon, Josiah, and Charity, as well as an extremely well shot video/audio of Oh Virginia. Saying I highly recommend taking a look is not good enough. This is required reading/watching/listening. Basically it’s a good use of the majority of your senses.
Also be sure to check out Show Me Shows on Facebook for some more cool stuff.

The Head and the Heart with Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives and Black Girl – What Bree Sees – (Portland, ME – Show Review) – As it states a review of THATH’S show at the State Theater.

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