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new music: The Head and the Heart

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Indie folk band The Head and the Heart will release its fourth album, Living Mirage, on May 17, 2019. The Seattle, Washington band recorded the songs in Mojave Desert’s Joshua Tree, Appleton, Wisconsin’s The Refuge Fox Cities, West Seattle, Omnisound in Nashville, and Barefoot Recordings in Los Angeles with the help of Tyler Johnson and Alex Salibian (Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Cam) and engineer Ryan Nasci.

The Head and the Heart is:

Josiah Johnson (vocals, guitar, percussion)
Jonathan Russell (vocals, guitar, percussion)
Charity Rose Thielen (violin, guitar, vocals)
Chris Zasche (bass)
Kenny Hensley (piano)
Tyler Williams (drums)

About the rousing new song “Missed Connection,” drummer Tyler Williams said: “A lot of the beats on that song are quicker, and there are high hats that were never in our music before.”

Living Mirage Tracklisting:
01. See You Through My Eyes
02. Missed Connection
03. People Need a Melody
04. Honeybee
05. Brenda
06. Running Through Hell
07. Up Against The Wall
08. Saving Grace
09. I Found Out
10. Living Mirage
11. Glory of Music

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music review: Lauryn Peacock

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Nashville-based musician Lauryn Peacock’s sophomore album Euphonia combines piano with lush arrangements for memorable, moving melodies. The vocals shimmy and simmer. Soft and gentle and soothing on “All My Mind” and “February Song.” Just this gorgeous high and sweet octave range. The songs provide a dance-trance groove with depth in the lyrics. The lushly arranged and gorgeous seven-minute track “Weighted” sounds like the film soundtrack for a bittersweet love story. The unusual instrumentation provides the weird circus feel and staccato beat of “Wounds Grow Grass.” With vocals and swirly mesmerizing songs reminiscent of Lush, Curve and Chvrches, this is a collection of exquisitely dark indie folk songs with ambitious orchestration and instrumentation.

Peacock earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree from University of Pennsylvania where she focused on the pedagogical nature of Bob Dylan’s work to the 60s Civil Rights movement and the pedagogical nature of arts to our cultural zeitgeist. Peacock started playing piano at a young age as her mom taught Suzuki piano. She later played house shows in Chicago with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and toured with mewithoutyou.

Tour Dates [no Boston date!]

08.07 McGuinness Pub, Appleton, WI
08.07 Dr. Jekyll’s , Appleton, WI
08.08 Copper Rock, Appleton, WI
08.08 Jim’s Place, Appleton, WI
08.09 High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
08.12 Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL
08.14 The Living Room, New York, NY
08.16 PhilaMoca, Philadelphia, PA
08.19 The Purple Fiddle, Thomas, WV
08.20 Blue Moon Diner, Charlottesville, VA
08.21 Caffe Driade, Chapel Hill, NC
08.22 Common Grounds, Greensboro, NC
08.23 Muddy Creek Music Hall, Winston-Salem, NC
08.25 The High Watt, Nashville, TN

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MUSIC: indie-folk artist Lucy Rose Fall Tour

Lucy’s new album, Like I Used To [Thirty Tigers] will be released September 17.

TOUR DATES:

September 13 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center *
September 14 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre *
September 17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
September 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory *
September 20 – New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield, Central Park *
September 22 – Richmond, VA @ The National *
September 24 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz Raleigh *
September 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend *
September 26 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
September 28 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre *
September 29 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
October 1 – St Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
October 2 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
October 4 – Boulder, CO @ eTown Hall
October 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
October 8 – Mesa, AZ @ LoFi
October 9 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
October 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
October 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar Music
October 13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
October 15 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Theater
October 16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
October 17 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar and Stage
October 18 – Canmore, AB @ Communitea Cafe
October 19 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
October 21 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
October 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Ball and Hall

* with City and Colour

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