Heavily-tipped Atlanta garage/power pop/anthem-wielding trio’s new EP dropped last month.
By Blurt Staff
The Head are Atlanta’s youngest rock & roll veterans. Barely old enough to drink a legal beer, the hook-centric trio has already logged 7 years, two LPs, an EP and a 7-inch, sharing bills along the way with everyone from The English Beat and Paisley Underground staples Rain Parade to Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ to Shovels and Rope. Doug Gillard and Steve Wynn have signed on as “big fans.” That’s no small endorsement.
We are chuffed to unveil this kickass track “Commotion” from their just released EP Girls of the Yukon:
The Head was born back in 2007 when all three members—guitarist Jacob Morell and lead-vocal-sharing twin-brother rhythm section Jack and Mike Shaw—were just 14 and still freshmen in high school. 2009 and 2011 brought the Puckered and Hang On releases. Now, Girls of the Yukon (named for a 1980s Canadian Playboy photo spread) is “chock full of chiming, straight-ahead, harmony-driven rock & roll anthems.”
It was cut almost entirely live, save for the vocals. “We wanted it to reflect the energy we radiate during our live shows,” Morell says. “It’s a lot more raw—more stripped-down, honest and to-the-point than anything we’ve done before.”
Well, all right!