Calling The Narrator a Chicago outfit may be misleading, if only ’cause no member originally hails from the midwestern mecca. But on their second full-length All That To The Wall, and after a few years of trolling that scene’s clubs, All That To The Wall sees them mirror the sounds of indie Windy City colleagues like Chin Up Chin Up and Bound Stems. At times. Mostly, they’re more comfortable in Malkmus dazes and brief bursts of Figurines-shaped fuzz-guitar pop. The release is a few months off, but here’s the first single:
The Narrator – “Surfjew” (MP3)
All That To The Wall is out 5/15 on Flameshovel.