“Riding a current of heavy rhythm, the track races through a haze of melodic guitar noise” STEREOGUM
“90s fans, Narrow Head are here so you no longer need to pretend that any of the Helmet, Quicksand or Smashing Pumpkins reunion material is actually good.” DECIBEL
“Acclaimed for their shimmery pop melodies and feedback-soaked shoegazery, the quintet evoke the bittersweet alt-rock of Smashing Pumpkins, Nothing and their ilk.” REVOLVER
“…their combination of nu-metal and ’90s grunge makes for pleasurable sonic immersion” PASTE
“Duarte’s drawl evokes Liam Gallagher’s nonchalant delivery, making the track an exciting trip in nostalgia” UPROXX
“a catchy dose of ’90s shoegaze and grunge worship” BROOKLYN VEGAN
“As the album title suggests, truly is a world of its own – and its emotional weight and power will transport you, whether you like it or not, into the darkest parts of Jacobs mind, as well as your own.” KERRANG!
“For an album whose influences are so explicit, 12th House Rock still manages to feel vibrant, breathing life into an established sound.” METAL HAMMER
US five-piece NARROW HEAD reveal their brand new video for single ‘Hard To Swallow’, the final track to be released from their hugely acclaimed 2nd album ’12th House Rock’, which is out now via Run For Cover Records.
Watch the video for ‘Hard To Swallow’ – HERE
Jacob Duarte from the band explains a bit more about the new video: “We shot the video in the middle of nowhere Texas at this insane house that was rundown but still liveable, courtesy of the Allison Brothers. Kinda like a house from a horror movie, Texas Chainsaw or House of 1000’s Corpses. The house is surrounded with trees and a couple of acres of land with no cell phone service so you’re totally isolated. Gives you this creepy feeling like someone could be watching. The first time I visited the spot I knew I wanted to do a video there, it came out exactly how I imagined it.“
Delving into deep-seated themes of self loathing, desolation, self-medication, the loss of loved ones and hopeful redemption,’12th House Rock’ is, as the title suggests, a rock-focused LP themed on transition– exploring the vast abyss of darkness just before the sun cracks upon the horizon. Today the band has revealed a track by track guide that dives into the album’s concepts, themes and production via Stereogum – read it HERE
12th House Rock is out now on Run For Cover records.
ABOUT NARROW HEAD
NARROW HEAD formed in 2013 but became fully realised as a band in Houston with the release of their 2016 debut LP Satisfaction and the lineup of Duarte, guitarist William Menjivar and drummer Carson Wilcox. Playing in the TX scene instilled a can-do attitude, an ability to explore several different ideas along with a strong set of DIY ethics, qualities that still form the basis of the band to this day.
Though the primary trio was present throughout the entire cycle, fate would intervene on bass as the undeniable chemistry between the band and then strictly producer Ryan Chavez led to his inclusion in Narrow Head. The newly minted four piece would handle the bulk of the remainder of the LP, bringing in Erica Miller (Big Bite, Casual Hex), vocalist/lyricist on “Delano Door,” and mastering guru Sarah Register (Big Thief, U.S. Girls, Protomartyr) to put the final touches on the record. Guitarist Kora Puckett (Bugg, ex-Sheer Mag), who previously logged hours as a live member in the tours preceding the LP, would join Narrow Head as a full-fledged member following the album’s completion.