The Head will play at Rhythm and Brews with Drivin and Cryin on Feb. 7 at 9:30 p.m.
Review for The Head:
Barely old enough to drink a legal beer, hook-centric trio The Head has already logged seven 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', Shovels and Rope and Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3.
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. "We all had the same taste in music," Mike explains. "The Beatles, R.E.M., Stone Roses."
While they started out as a cover band with impeccable taste, The Head soon graduated to writing their own songs. The three best friends rehearsed weekly at first, then almost daily—and the practice made darn near perfect.
In 2009, The Head blasted from the gates with the epic debut Puckered . Two years later, they sidestepped the sophomore slump, making their first critical splash with Hang On.
The band's new EP, Girls of the Yukon (out Oct. 22) is yet another triumph. Named for a 1980s Canadian Playboy photo spread, Yukon 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," Jack says. "It's a lot more raw—more stripped-down, honest and to-the-point than anything we've done before."