The Head and The Heart on Record Store Day

Having just returned the day before from their first tour of Europe, Seattle band The Head and the Heart celebrated their album release on Record Store Day with two full 10-song sets free to fans at Sonic Boom and Easy Street Record. Fans lined up and filled both locations to capacity, eager to see our city’s fastest rising stars. It’s only been two years since Jonathan Russell, Josiah Johnson, Kenny Hensley, Charity Rose Thielen, Chris Zasche, and Tyler Williams formed the band after meeting up during local pub Conor Byrne’s open mic nights, and they’ve since been signed to Sub Pop and have appeared recently on Conan.

But the band’s recent success didn’t come easy — during that time, they performed frequently around town, brought early copies of their self-released CDs themselves to records stores, and built a large base of fans the old fashioned way, by putting on great live shows. This weekend, The Head and the Heart are playing two completely sold out shows. The first one, at Showbox at the Market sold out so fast (in less than 20 minutes), that a second show at the Moore Theater was added, which also sold out immediately.

Fortunately for you, though, KEXP had the opportunity to follow the band on Record Store Day and capture just a glimmer of what makes them shine so brightly. Check out the video here and look for more of their performances coming soon!

This entry was posted in KEXP, Live Video, Local Music, Record Store Day and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tablets, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed


    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is an
    affiliate of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories