The Head and the Heart won't be "Still"
Monday, July 22, 2013
– "Let's Be Still," the sophomore album from Seattle's The Head And The Heart, will be released on Sub Pop Records Oct. 15.
The disc follows the 2011 self-titled debut, which has scanned nearly 280,000 copies to date in the U.S. and featured radio hit Lost in My Mind."
The band also announced a 22-date headlining North American tour with support from Thao and the Get Down Stay Down as well as Quiet Life.
Virginia native Jonathan Russell and California transplant Josiah Johnson form the core songwriting partnership, which was rounded out by drummer Tyler Williams, keyboardist Kenny Hensley, vocalist/violinist Charity Rose Thielen and bassist Chris Zasche.
"There is a certain level of confidence gained from having such an amazing fan base," said Russell. "You start to trust yourself more. When we were busking, we were filling so much space to keep the listener from walking away. Now we are in a very different situation."
The album was recorded at Seattle's Studio Litho with assistance from prior production collaborator Shawn Simmons. Later, the band traversed the country to mix the album in Bridgeport, Conn., with Peter Katis, known for his work with bands such as The National, Interpol and the Swell Season.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 21/13 Mon Asheville, NC TBA @ Orange Peel
Oct. 22/13 Tue St. Louis @ The Pageant^
Oct. 25/13 Fri Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre *^
Oct. 26-27 Saturday-Sunday Minneapolis @ First Avenue *^
Oct. 28/13 Mon Madison, Wisc. @ Orpheum *^
Oct. 29/13 Tue Royal Oak, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre*^
Oct. 31/13 Thu Toronto @ The Danforth Music Hall*^
Nov. 1-2 Friday-Saturday Boston @ Royale
Nov. 04/13 Mon WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club*^
Nov. 5-6 Wednesday-Thursday New York @ Webster Hall
Nov. 8-9 Friday-Saturday Philadelphia @ Union Transfer*^
Oct. 13 Sun Raliehg, N.C. @ The Ritz Theatre*^
Nov. 12/13 Tue Atlanta @ Buckhead Theatre*^
Nov. 13/13 Wed New Orleans @ Tipitina's*^
Nov. 14/13 Thu Houston @ Warehouse Live Ballroom*^
Nov. 15 Friday Dallas @ South Side Ballroom ^
Nov. 16-17 Saturday-Sunday Austin @ Stubb's BBQ ^
* With Thao and The Get Down Stay Down
^ With Quiet Life
Mailing list subscribers will have first access to the band's presale for these dates starting tomorrow, Tuesday July 23 at 10 a.m. locally in each city.
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