The Narrative released their highly anticipated debut self-titled album today via iTunes. The band will be hosting their record release party this Thursday, July 29th at theGramercy Theatre in NYC. The group’s latest effort maintains a diversity that most bands struggle to achieve while remaining harmonious with the sound they are known and loved for. With soothing male/female dueling vocals and beautiful arrangements, this album is poised to be a 2010 favorite.
The New York based indie pop rock group is a perfect example of how sometimes things just seem to fall into place. Jesse Gabriel (guitar/vocals) met Suzie Zeldin (keyboard/vocals) for a slice of mediocre New York pizza after she responded to his 3 page long Craigslist ad. They soon learned that not only did they go to high school together, they also shared identical musical interests.
The two spent much of the next year heading from their nine-to-fives to Suzie’s cramped Upper East Side apartment to craft their first tunes. When it came time to record an album, Gabriel and Zeldin were introduced to Charles Seich (drums) by producer Bryan Russell. Soon enough, their first EP Just Say Yes was released and met with great success, receiving rave reviews from critics such as Flavorpill, The Deli Magazine, Idolator, Absolute Punk and more.
The Narrative’s self-titled album is sure to be a fan favorite. Zeldin’s hauntingly beautiful vocals blend perfectly with Gabriel’s resonating calm delivery reminiscent of Straylight Run and The Hush Sound. The musical arrangements fit just as flawlessly with piano and guitar fusing into wonderfully orchestrated pieces.
Since the success of their 2008 EP, The Narrative have been touring the country and gaining a dedicated following. They began writing and recording their first full length in 2009 and are ready to impact today’s music scene with a genuine record that strikes a balance between profound songwriting and catchy melodies.
Buy the new digital album here.
Silence & Sirens
You Will Be Mine
Don’t Want to Fall
Starving for Attention
I’ve Been Thinking
Hard to Keep Your Cool