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New York City trio The Narrative benefits from a ‘feminine presence’

Posted November 19th, 2010 by genestout

The Narrative

The Narrative

By MIKEL TOOMBS

The Narrative adds a different storyline to the emo sound with the decidedly feminine presence of singer-keyboardist Suzie Zeldin (isn’t there a law against this? Or some clubhouse rule?).

At its prettiest, the Craigslist-initiated, N.Y.C.-based trio tends toward, oh, “tweemo” (I truly hope that’s not a recognized subgenre), but there’s a lot that’s seasonally affecting about this young band, whose Dec. 1 show at El Corazon has been canceled, as its tour supporting The Secret Handshake was just cut short.

The Narrative’s debut long-player, “The Narrative,” features the inviting “Winter’s Coming” and “Don’t Want to Fall” (”We woke the neighbors/It’s no wonder they hate us/On every single floor”). Put on your Cardigans.

Watch a video of “Don’t Want to Fall” by following this link.

(Mikel Toombs is a frequent contributor to GeneStout.com. Read his recent preview of Auburn, Wash., duo He Is We.)


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