The Head and the Heart release ‘Summertime’ video animated by Sub Pop labelmate Chad Vangaalen

By on May 5, 2014

The Head and the Heart

Photo Credit: Curtis Wave Millard

The Head and the Heart have debuted the striking and extraordinary animated video for “Summertime”off the band’s sophomore effort, Let’s Be Still released on Sub Pop last October. The video was made by Canadian-based musical and creative force Chad VanGaalen, whose album Shrink Dust came out just last week on the same Seattle label. Charity Rose Thielen, the song’s siren, who has a reputation for bringing down the house during the band’s raucous live performances, had a vision for the visuals to accompany the song.

 

“I have long been a fan of stop-motion animation, specifically the charming 80’s plasticine series, “Frog and Toad Are Friends”, which I adored growing up.” Explained Charity Rose. “Knowing of fellow Sub Pop artist, Chad VanGaalen’s creative mind, I was so excited to bring “Summertime” to his visual table.”

 

“Summertime” premiered this morning on Stereogum who had this to say about the video and the song:

“(“Summertime”) marks violinist and backup singer Charity Rose Thielen’s first go-round on lead vocals with the band. Her influence is a big reason why “Summertime” became such a refreshing departure for a band that typically trades in roots-rock. Even without VanGaalen’s wild animations, it would hit like a flash of color.”

 

Currently the band is on tour in North America, with shows slated for Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Boston Calling, The Hollywood Bowl, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and more in the coming months. Full list of tour dates below.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART TOUR DATES

5/6 Miami, FL @ Filmore Miami Beach
5/7 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
5/8 Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
5/10 Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
5/23 Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts
5/24 Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
5/25 Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center For The Performing Arts
5/26 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
5/28 Kalamazoo, MI @ State Theater
5/29 Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium
5/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5/31 Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Art & Music Festival
6/2 Richmond, VA @ The National
6/3 Richmond, VA @ The National
6/4 Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
6/6 Norfolk, VA @ Town Point Park
6/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Piazza at Schmidts
6/8 New York, NY @ Randall’s Island Park
6/11 Charlotte, NC @ Filmore Charlotte
6/12 North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts
6/12-15 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
6/29 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
7/30 Honolulu, HI @ Republik
8/2 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/8 Squamish, Canada @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
8/10 Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
8/11 San Diego, CA @ North Park Theater
8/12 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
8/14 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
8/16 Omaha, NE @ Maha Festival
8/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series
8/29 Ketchum, ID @ River Run Lodge
8/30 Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield Amphitheater
9/2 Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Festival Pavilion
9/3 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
9/5 Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre
9/20 Shakopee, MN @ Festival Palomino
10/3-5 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/10-12 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

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