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The Head And The Heart On World Cafe | March 15, 2011

The Head and the Heart was formed after five twentysomethings met at an open mic night in Seattle.

"None of us knew each other beforehand," recalls singer Josiah Johnson. "I just happened to go to the same open mic. [Jonathan Russell] played some songs and I played some songs, then we started talking and hanging out."
 
After the band self-released its eponymous debut album last June, the emblematic Seattle label Sub Pop will reissue the album in April. The Head And The Heart is a bright, powerful debut full of classic harmonies, a la Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and The Beatles.
 
Hear the band chat with World Cafe host David Dye about its origins, moving to Seattle and the creative process that led to its debut LP. (link)
 
HOUR ONE
 
George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" All Things Must Pass 
Middle Brother "Blood and Guts" Middle Brother 
Neil Young "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
The Head and The Heart "Down In the Valley" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
The Head and The Heart "Ghosts" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
The Head and The Heart "Honey Come Home" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
The Head and The Heart "Rivers and Roads" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
The Mountain Goats "Birth of Serpents" All Eternals Deck 
M. Ward "Chinese Translation" Post-War 
 
HOUR TWO
 
Neil Finn "Sinner" Try Whistling This
Alexi Murdoch "Some Day Soon" Towards the Sun 
REM "Uberlin" Collapse Into Now 
Local Natives "Sun Hands" Gorrila Manor 
John Prine "Illegal Smile" John Prine 
Citizen Cope "If There's Love" Citizen Cope 
Elbow "Lippy Kids" Build a Rocket Boys 
Peter Gabriel "Mercy Street" Shaking the Tree: 16 Golden Greats
Tristen "Baby Drugs" Charlatans at the Garden
Elliot Smith "Baby Britain" XO 
Girls "Heartbreaker" Broken Dreams Club EP 
Black Dub "Surely" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Deerhunter "Desire Lines" Halcyon Digest