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The Head and the Heart is the first studio album by folk rock band The Head and the Heart, released on April 19, 2011, on Sub Pop. A deluxe edition of the album was released in August 2011 and included ‘Chasing A Ghost’ (live), ‘Josh McBride’ (Live) and ‘Rivers and Roads’ (live). Initially, the band had self-released the album in June 2009, selling it at concerts, by word of mouth, and through local record stores. In the ensuing months the album sold 10, 000 copies. Their music plays heavily on the trio of vocal harmonies, piano and violin melodies, and prominent drums and percussion. It was the top-selling album of the year 2010 for the independent Sonic Boom Records in the band’s home neighborhood of Ballard, Seattle. The song “Rivers and Roads” was used in the series finale of NBC’s Chuck. It was also used in the 16th episode of the seventh season of CBS’s hit comedy How I Met Your Mother.