The Head And The Heart – “Summertime” Video (Dir. Chad VanGaalen) (Stereogum Premiere)

Chris DeVille | May 5, 2014 - 10:17 am

In addition to animating his own videos, Calgary creative genius Chad VanGaalen sometimes does visuals for his Sub Pop labelmates. We’ve seen him produce rad clips for J Mascis and METZ, and now he’s made some unnervingly beautiful nature scenes for the Head And The Heart’s “Summertime.” The song, for an excellent synth-inflected pop tune from 2013’s Let’s Be Still, 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. Watch below.

Let’s Be Still is out now on Sub Pop. Buy it here, and check out the Head And The Heart on tour:

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