Seattle’s The Head and the Heart brings an indie/folk juxtaposition of joy and beauty that sticks to your ribs and forces a melody from the back of your throat into the air. Their self-titled debut was released in 2011 and I listened to it a few times, but I wasn’t hooked…that is, until I listened to the bridge in Down In The Valley about a week ago. Now, I dream of a month without work, a van, some friends, and a tent and I’ll drive across the USA, stop at every national park and monument, and blare this song the whole trek.
You’re going to love it too. Just check out the video below:
From cover band playing in local bars to featured artist-Andrew Belle has come a long way in a short time. You may know him from his tracks on TV shows like Gray’s Anatomy, The Real World, and the Vampire Diaries (Static Waves feat. Katie Hertzog and In My Veins) or from his 2011 tour with Ben Folds. Now he just needs to come back to New York City.
What will you’ll find in Belle’s The Daylight EP? Imagine a few hits of pop-reggae, thrown together with bold, infectious hooks, a few pinches of nuanced melodies, and a whole lot of toe-tapping, shoulder-swaying, head-bobbing rhythm. Fortunately for us, The Daylight was released at the end of February: at the perfect time for spring weather when it’s more than appropriate to be in the car with the windows rolled down, hair blowing in the wind, and music blaring.