The Head and the Heart, 'Let's Be Still' (10/15)
Singer-guitarist Jonathan Russell credits the Seattle indie-folk crew's experience on the road with bigger bands for inspiring them to aim high on their second LP. "When you open for My Morning Jacket, it blows your head wide open," says Russell. "Their sonic palette is way more interesting. You're like, 'Oh, right! I'm sick of just strumming my acoustic guitar.'"