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SPIN posted a list of their 35 Must-Heart Acts at SXSW this morning, and shockingly, Seattle's The Head and the Heart appear second on the

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Huge Shocker: The Head and the Heart Is One of SPIN's 35 Must-Hear Acts at SXSW

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SPIN posted a list of their 35 Must-Heart Acts at SXSW this morning, and shockingly, Seattle's The Head and the Heart appear second on the list. The Head and the Heart is severely under-recognized--seriously, why does no one ever talk about this band?--so it's nice to see them finally get some attention. Of THATH, SPIN says:

WHY THEY MATTER: This folk-rock outfit have been called the Emerald City's Next Big Thing -- and these five twentysomethings, led by Josiah Johnson and Jon Russell, are well on their way to fulfilling that prophecy. In under a year, they went from collaborating at an open-mic night at a Seattle coffee shop to releasing their self-titled debut (which topped local charts with its melancholic Americana sounds) and opening for Vampire Weekend at Seattle's 2,800-capacity Paramount Theater.

YOU SHOULD KNOW: Hometown indie giant Sub Pop recently signed the Head and the Heart and re-released their self-titled album. The band are currently working on music for their their follow-up.

SPIN also includes one other local act, everyone's favorite Tattooed Wonder, Chris Mansfield of Fences, as well as Portland's Wild Flag.

For your information, here's a list of all the other Seattle acts currently scheduled to play the festival, which may or may not be comprehensive. Let's just say that it is.

Astronautalis

Barcelona

Beat Connection

Blue Scholars

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo

Brite Futures

Butts

The Cave Singers

Cobirds Unite

Damien Jurado

Duff McKagan's Loaded

Eddie Spaghetti

Fences

The Globes

Grives & Budo

The Head and the Heart

The Heligoats

Ivan & Alyosha

The Lonely Forest

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The Nightgowns

Shabazz Palaces

Telekinesis

Thousands

Unnatural Helpers

Viper Creek Club

Witchburn

UPDATE: All of the bands above are the ones currently listed on SXSW's official website. Obviously there are other bands who haven't been listed yet/are playing unofficial festival events. The good Abbey Simmons just informed me that these are some extra musicians who will be doing so: The Moondoggies, Zoe Muth, Ravenna Woods, Watch It Sparkle.

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