The Head and the Heart / Gomez

Fresh and seasoned indie rock hits the ACL stage with the Head and the Heart and Gomez. Seattle‘s the Head and the Heart performs tunes from its self-titled debut LP. British veterans Gomez follow with their eclectic modern rock. Originally aired January 7, 2012.

EPISODE SETLIST

Cats and Dogs / Coeur d'Alene
Winter Song
Lost in My Mind
Down in the Valley
Rivers and Roads

BAND CREDITS

Kenny Hensley - piano
Josiah Johnson – guitar, vocals
Jonathan Russell – guitar, vocals
Charity Thielen – violin, vocals
Tyler Williams - drums
Chris Zasche - bass

 

EPISODE SETLIST

Get Miles
Just as Lost as You
I Will Take You There
See the World
In Our Gun

BAND CREDITS

Ian Ball – guitar, keyboard, vocals
Paul Blackburn – bass, melodica
Tom Gray – guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Ben Ottewell – guitar, vocals
Olly Peacock – drums, percussion

 

PHOTOS

EPISODE RECAP

The wide (wild?) world of indie rock has so many disparate roads to travel it’s dizzying. But the best indie rock artists, like the best musicians in any genre, have one thing in common: good songs. And on January 7 you can see two of the best song-centric indie rock bands on Austin City Limits – The Head and the Heart and Gomez.

Seattle sextet The Head and the Heart exploded out of the Pacific Northwest with an eponymous debut that sold 10,000 copies as a self-released disk before being picked up by indie label giant Sub Pop. The group’s upbeat, harmony-rich folk pop has garnered a large, deeply dedicated fan base in a surprisingly short amount of time. Come hear why as the band plays fan favorites “Down in the Valley” and “Lost in My Mind,” among others.

The Head and the Heart “Down in the Valley” from Austin City Limits on Vimeo.

U.K. quintet Gomez have fifteen years of experience behind them and show no signs of slowing down. The band’s eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, psychedelia, electronica and whatever else crosses the members’ radar has gained them a loyal worldwide audience of discerning music fans. Gomez’ seventh LP Whatever’s On Your Mind received the near-universal acclaim all their records earn, and the band shows why with performances of “I Will Take You There” and “Just As Lost As You,” as well as old favorites “Get Miles” and “In Our Gun.”

Gomez “See the World” from Austin City Limits on Vimeo.

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