SONG OF THE DAY: 'Library Magic' by The Head and The Heart
  • FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016

  • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch



In a world where synths and drum machines are sneaking their way into every song, it's hard to write a folk song that doesn't sound outdated. But Seattle-based, indie-folk band, The Head and The Heart, execute this perfectly on their new track, "Library Magic," off of their forthcoming album, Signs of Light.

This track is everything: It's fresh, pure, light, filled with perfectly harmonized vocals. "There will always be better days," they sing, as if they're talking to a loved one who's hurting, or a reassuring mother to a child. It's instant comfort. On the surface, it's a folk song, but if you dig deeper and listen closely, you'll find that it's on a totally different level. Dare I say that this could pass for a song by Peter, Paul and Mary? Well it could -- and listen to this song in 10 years and it will sound timeless, too.

The band is also on tour, every ticket purchased online for the fall tour includes the new album:

07.17.16 - KRBZ Beach Ball - Kansas City, KS
07.24.16 - Mo Pop Festival - Detroit, MI
07.25.16 - WTTS Rock on the River - Indianapolis, IN
08.05.16 - Regina Folk Festival - Regina, SK
08.07.16 - Edmonton Folk Festival - Edmonton, AB
08.28.16 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO SOLD OUT
10.03.16 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
10.04.16 - Criterion Theater - Oklahoma City, OK
10.06.16 - Fox Theatre - Tucson, AZ
10.07.16 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA --
10.08.16 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA --
10.09.16 - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, OR *
10.10.16 - INB Performing Arts Center - Spokane, WA *
10.13.16 - Northrop Auditorium - Minneapolis, MN *
10.14.16 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL *
10.15.16 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN *
10.16.16 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN * SOLD OUT
10.18.16 - The Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA *
10.20.16 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY *
10.22.16 - DAR - Washington, DC *
10.23.16 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA *
10.24.16 - The Ritz - Raleigh, NC *
10.26.16 - The Civic - New Orleans, LA *
10.27.16 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX *
10.28.16 - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, TX *
10.29.16 - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, TX *
10.30.16 - South Side Ballroom - Dallas, TX *
11.02.16 - New Eccles Theater - Salt Lake City, UT *
11.03.16 - The Morrison Center - Boise, ID *
11.04.16 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR *
11.05.16 - The Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA *
11.06.16 - The Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA * SOLD OUT

The Tallest Man on Earth --
Declan McKenna *

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