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Salad Days Magazine | July 14, 2024

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NARROW HEAD RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘CAROLINE’

NARROW HEAD RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘CAROLINE’
Salad Days

ANNOUNCE HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN SPRING TOUR DATES WITH WHITE REAPER NEXT MONTH. ‘MOMENTS OF CLARITY’ OUT FEBRUARY 10 VIA RUN FOR COVER RECORDS.

Narrow Head’s latest single ‘Caroline’ captures the band at their most nakedly pop-inflected moment yet. Washes of melodics and A/B song-structures are subsumed in an ocean-spray of glimmering distortion and aired with sweetly sung words, generating ‘Moments Of Clarity’’s soft album centerpiece. “I’ve always thought ‘Caroline’ was such a singable name” frontman Jacob Duarte admits. “I’ve written dozens of songs using that name but never really brought them to life. I guess ‘Caroline’ is a pseudo name I use for lyrics. Just rolls off the tongue. So when people listen to this and think to themselves ‘who’s Caroline?’ I don’t think I know who they are either.” Solitude, melancholy, and revelation bleed into each other throughout Narrow Head’s, ‘Moments Of Clarity’, transporting the listener through a vast terrain of emotional spaces. Traversing the depths of towering, churning riffs, bouncing, lock-grooved rhythms, and crystalline, gorgeously constructed hooks, the Houston-based outfit puts on a masterclass in the art of writing songs that match the pain, pleasure, and confusion of modern living. Each track is sentimental without being precious, heavy without unnecessary griminess, pop-forward without letting the listener off the hook easy: these songs ask for some form of hurt or desire to be paid back to them in return, some promise that the listener is putting equal skin into the game. The record’s title came to Duarte in an ambient, almost haunting fashion. The months surrounding the release of Narrow Head’s prior record, ’12th House Rock’, were marked by a series of personal losses and spiritual trials. Throughout the writing process of this most recent record, the turn of phrase “moments of clarity” appeared to materialize wherever Duarte looked in an almost serendipitous fashion. The notion of moments clarity seemed to coalesce as if it were a totem to the desire to keep on living, a counterweight to the self-inflected damage and depravity that defined much of ’12th House Rock’’s lyrics.

“The phrase created a space for me to reflect upon my own life” Duarte admits, “since our last record I’ve had plenty of moments of realization like that… when you experience friends dying, you’re forced to see life a little differently.”

‘Moments Of Clarity’ Tracklisting:

1- The Real
2 – Moments of Clarity
3 – Sunday
4 – Trepanation
5 – Breakup Song
6 – Fine Day
7 – Caroline
8 – The World
9 – Gearhead
10 – Flesh & Solitude
11 – The Comedown
12 – Soft To Touch

Photo by Nate Kahn

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Narrow Head Live Dates:

Feb 04: Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
Feb 05: Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse
Feb 06: Nashville, TN – The Blue Room at Third Man Records
Feb 07: Lexington, KY – The Burl ~
Feb 09: Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi ~
Feb 10: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ~
Feb 11: St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall ~
Feb 13: Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio ~
Feb 14: Austin, TX – Scoot Inn ~
Feb 15: Dallas, TX – Granada Theater ~
Feb 17: Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad ~
Feb 18: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom ~
Feb 19: San Diego, CA – Music Box ~
Feb 21: Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre ~
Feb 22: San Francisco, CA – August Hall ~
Feb 24: Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre ~
Feb 25: Seattle, WA – The Crocodile ~
Feb 26: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre ~
May 13: Las Vegas, NV – Sick New World Fest
May 15: Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
May 16: Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
May 17: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
May 18: Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
May 19: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 20: Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
May 22: New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
May 23: Brooklyn, NY – TV Eye
May 24: Boston, MA – The Sinclair
May 25: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
May 26: Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
May 27: Durham, NC – The Pinhook
May 28: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Purgatory
May 30: Miami, FL – Gramps
May 31: Orlando, FL – The Abbey
Jun 01: Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
Jun 02: Pensacola, FL – The Handlebar
Jun 03: New Orleans, LA – Santos

~ w/ White Reaper, Taipei Houston

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