The Head and the Heart Reach Outward on 'Let's Be Still' - Premiere

Indie-folk group channels their idols on second LP

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The Head and the Heart broke through in 2011 with their self-titled debut album, an emotive indie-folk effort. Now they've taken a more eclectic and colorful approach for their follow-up record, Let's Be Still, out October 15th on Sub Pop. From the lush chamber-pop of "Homecoming Heroes" to the groovy "Summertime" and the roots-rocking "Shake," the album is the work of a more well-rounded ensemble. 

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"This is the first time that we produced as a full band. . . This one is everyone's influences equally present and prevalent throughout the album. I think that comes from being better musicians, more comfortable with each other from two-plus years of touring on the road," frontman Josiah Johnson tells Rolling Stone. "We opened for all of these bands – like My Morning Jacket, Death Cab for Cutie, Dr. Dog, Iron and Wine – that we all had loved for years and found inspiration in. We did our version of reaching out into those sonic spaces that we saw them creating."

Check out an exclusive full-album stream below. Let's Be Still is currently available for pre-order at Amazon and the band's official website.