Pygmalion Music Festival: The Head and The Heart with Daughter and Damien Jurado

Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 7:30pm | Tryon Festival Theatre

Seattle’s The Head and The Heart has landed gigs fronting for the Dave Matthews Band, Vampire Weekend, and Neko Case thanks to its catchy melodies and sing-along lyrics. The band sold 10,000 copies of its self-produced and self-titled debut album—later remixed and rereleased by Sub Pop Records in 2011—on the strength of live shows that practically guaranteed you’d dance all night and head home hoarse. The dreamy folk-rock pop songs bounce with verve and bright harmonies. Some are as breezy as sitting in the backyard on a summer’s night with friends, and all seem to yearn to stay in a comforting place like that forever.

Songs by Daughter have animated scenes from Skins, Suburgatory, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Vampire Diaries, and the trio released its first full-length disc in March 2013. If You Leave highlights the sumptuous voice of singer Elena Tonra, delicate guitar work, and the surge of heartbreak. The UK group’s folk rock shimmers and implores beneath emotion-laden poetry.

In 2010, Saint Bartlett and its serene, introspective songwriting vaulted Damien Jurado onto the national scene. With 2013’s Mariqopa, he ruptures the close quarters of his songs and stalks out into untamed nature, where he can howl at the moon with psych rock, laid-back roots, sparse dance rhythms, and 60s pop. Haunting or floating, his falsetto propels his songs toward a far-off place we can’t wait to see.

This event will last approximately 3 hours and there will be breaks between acts.

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