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Thursday January 13th, 2011 21:34 The Head and the Heart sign to Sub Pop

One of Sloane’s favorite new bands of 2010 is hitting the big time (for an indie act anyways). Seattle’s The Head and the Heart has just inked a deal with their city’s premier label, Sub Pop Records. If you haven’t tuned in to the folk-pop group, now is as good a time as ever to jump on the wagon.

This past Tuesday, Sub Pop digitally re-released the band’s self-titled debut (vinyl copies will be available April 16, Record Store Day). The remastered set features new versions of standout tracks “Rivers and Roads” and “Sounds Like Hallelujah.” Use the widget below to stream/download “Down In The Valley” and the brand new track, “No One To Let you Down.” As if that wasn’t enough, the band is touring over the next couple of months with Dr. Dog and The Walkmen. Woot! Dates after the jump.

Thanks Fuel/Friends for the tip.

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Tuesday September 21st, 2010 06:00 The Head and the Heart

Last week a friend turned me on to The Head and the Heart, a new folk-pop outfit that is being hailed by some as the next big band out of Seattle. Having spent the last week with their self-titled debut, I have to say that the acclamation is well-deserved. The six-piece ensemble seamlessly blends rich harmonies, organic percussion (lots of hand clapping and foot stomping), and catchy piano melodies for a fresh take on Northwest Americana. Just when you think you have a song pinned down it takes a surprising turn, making for a dense and rewarding listen.

The Head and the Heart’s infectious folk sound is sure to appeal to fans of The Avett Brothers, The Felice Brothers, and The Everybodyfields. Catch the group’s first single “Sounds Like Hallelujah” below and make sure to watch them perform a few songs live on Seattle’s KEXP after the jump.

MP3: The Head and the Heart: Sounds Like Hallelujah

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