Run For Cover Records have announced the reissue of Satisfaction, the debut album from Texas band Narrow Head. In just a few years they quickly amassed a devoted following for their standout live performances. Satisfaction is a result of spontaneity and a willingness to experiment. At that time, Narrow Head was comprised of Jacob Duarte (guitar, vocals), Ryan Hughes (guitar, vocals), Ryan Seelig (bass), and Carson Wilcox (drums).
Everything on Satisfaction was tracked over a three day period, and the group moved quickly through the writing, rehearsing, and recording process. “It’s pretty clear we were still figuring out the dynamics within the songs and what the exact right parts were, and I think that shows in how differently we play those songs live now,” Wilcox said.
Looking back on the recording now, Duarte can see renewed significance in the material and its messaging. “We just wanted to make a record and tour. I was trying to figure out my life like any other 21-year-old, but I was always playing music. I was zoned in and very driven at the time, thinking there was nothing to lose. It’s a very naive, optimistic recording,” he said.
There wasn’t a message of significance on Satisfaction. Rather, Wilcox saw it as a chance for the band to solidify its new lineup and develop a sound, saying, “We were just hanging out writing songs in a style that inspired us.”
Pointing to tracks like “Cool in Motion,” “Paranoid Hands,” and “See You Around” as personal favorites, those involved with the recording believe the record is at its best when the improvisation is apparent. And while much has changed within the last five years, Satisfaction remains an incredibly proud and significant moment in the lives of those who were involved with it.
Pre-order Satisfaction by Narrow Head HERE.
10/06: Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line #
10/08: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater #
10/09: Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #
10/11: Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom #
10/12: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
10/13: Seattle, WA – Neumos #
10/15: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
10/16: Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
10/17: Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
10/18: Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar #
10/19: Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf #
10/21: Austin, TX – Mohawk #
10/22: Dallas, TX – The Factory Studio #
10/23: Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio #
10/25: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell Stage #
10/26: Charlotte, NC – The Underground #
10/27: Washington, DC – Black Cat #
10/28: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
10/29: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
10/30: New Haven, CT – State House
10/31: Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts #
11/04: Birmingham, AL – Seasick Records *
11/05: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory) *
11/06: Nashville, TN – The High Watt *
11/07: Asheville, NC – State Age *
11/08: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (Back Room) *
11/09: Richmond, VA – The Camel *
11/10: Baltimore, MD – Ottobar *
11/11: Wilkes Barre, PA – The Hive *
11/12: Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel *
11/13: Cambridge, MA – Hardcore Stadium *
11/14: Philadelphia, PA – Foto Club *
11/15: Syracuse, NY – The Vineyard-Westcott *
11/16: Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary *
11/17: Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
11/18: Chicago, IL – Subterranean *
11/19: St Louis, MO – The Sink Hole *
11/20: Memphis, TN – Growler’s *
11/21: Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street *
12/03: Guildhall Studio – Portsmouth, UK !
12/04: Green Door Store – Brighton, UK !
12/05: The Waterfront – Norwich, UK !
12/06: Bodega – Nottingham, UK !
12/08: The Castle & Falcon – Birmingham, UK !
12/09: Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds, UK !
12/10: Think Tank – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK !
12/11: King Tuts Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, UK !
12/12: Club Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK !
12/14: Yes – Manchester, UK !
12/15: Scala – London, UK !
12/17: Exchange – Bristol, UK !
Buy tickets for Narrow Head tour dates HERE.