The Head and the Heart in the classic “band in tree” pose.

We’ve been hearing for a while that Seattle indie act The Head and the Heart is the next big breakout band from the Pacific Northwest. Consider this their "breakout": After spending the summer opening for My Morning Jacket and the Decemberists, the folk-pop sextet and new Sub Pop signee will headline its first national tour this fall, starting in New Orleans and working their way back home. Kind of. There aren’t any Seattle dates on the calendar yet, but they plan to announce additional concerts in the next few weeks. Until then… consider a road trip to Vancouver.

The Head and the Heart fall tour with Thao and the Get Down Stay Down (plus the Devil Whale and Lemolo in select cities):

Tue 09/20/11 @ One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, La.
Wed 09/21/11 @ the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Ga.
Thu 09/22/[email protected] Lincoln Theatre in Chapel Hill, NC.
Fri 09/23/11 @ the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.
Mon 09/26/11 @ Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY.
Tue 09/27/11 @ Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY.
Mon 10/03/11 @ Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Thu 10/06/11 @ Turner Hall in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Fri 10/07/11 @ the Majestic in Madison, Wisc.
Sun 10/09/11 @ the Waiting Room in Omaha, Neb.
Mon 10/10/11 @ the Gothic in Denver.
Tue 10/18/11 @ WOW Hall in Eugene, Ore.
Wed 10/19/11 @ Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Ore.
Thu 10/20/11 @ the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC.

Billboard magazine cover story: The Head and the Heart

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