The Head

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“The bright-eyed Atlanta trio have mastered the beloved science of catchy, toe-tapping melodies plus rich vocal harmonies.” – Spin

“Great classic power pop music is a tough proposition. One man’s Cheap Trick, Raspberries, Badfinger or Big Star is another man’s cloying top 40 schlock. Well, guess what? The Head get it right. They make me feel like it’s 1979 and I’m digging through my closet for my very best skinny tie. And that, my friend, is a very good thing.” – Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, The Baseball Project, Miracle 3)

“A freshly melodic spin on ’70s AM-radio rock … this young group shows a rare ability to channel an older tradition but plays it with a full slate of personal inspiration.” – Glide Magazine

Reminiscent of the peppy hits from the 1960s golden age of pop … fun, harmony-rich power-pop that insists you dance the night away.” – Creative Loafing

“The Head exemplify the DIY work ethic.” – The Blue Indian

“Atlanta’s youngest rock & roll veterans” – Blurt



Barely old enough to drink a legal beer, hook-centric trio The Head has already logged 7 years, two LPs, an EP and a 7-inch, sharing bills along the way witheveryone 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 damn 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 bright-eyed Atlanta trio have mastered the beloved science of catchy, toe-tapping melodies plus rich vocal harmonies,” wrote legendary rock mag  Spin.
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.”