HEAD – Original Band from Vancouver, Canada

Dear Father

Have you listened to our title track yet?  

If you suffered abuse as a child from someone that was supposed to be your rock, someone for you to look up to, someone that would protect you, would die for you and love you unconditionally.. you may relate to Dear Father.  

Lyric’s childhood was a chaotic roller coaster ride.  Her abusive alcoholic father kept Lyric in a state of constant terror . 

Lyric spent most nights lying awake, terrified that her father would murder her in her sleep. 

From brutally murdering the family dog in front of her when she was 6 to lining the family up on New Years Eve when she was 9, rifle pointed at her head, while she begged daddy please don’t kill us.  The in betweens are not for the faint of heart.  

“Dear Father took 17 rewrites … there’s no way to say it all in 4 minutes”.  Lyric

 

 

Railway gig

2 weeks from now and we’ll be rocking the Railway with our friends Beautiful Frenzy, Abandon Paris and Garrett.

Bryan Jasper will join us on stage with guitar in hand … we can’t wait.

Get tickets now by texting 604-306-0632  We deliver in the lower mainland.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/175770023309632

Storyhive Telus Grant

Hey Friends.

We’re applying for a Storyhive Telus grant and need your help.

Can you give us a like, today and tomorrow.  Link is below.

Thanks so much

 

 

Dear friends.
HEAD needs your vote for a Telus Storyhive video grant. Directed by Murray Wasylnuk and Murmur Pictures. Dear 
Father is the title track from our concept album Dear Father. Alberta our character, reveals the hold her abusive father has on her – which parallels my real life story. Death threats, physiological abuse, constant terror … your support by clicking the link and voting will give us the opportunity to share this story. 
We want to dedicate the video to all those affected by childhood abuse.
Please vote each day from today to the 18th. We thank you for your support. ❤️
https://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/4175

Review from Mike Usinger

Did you get a chance to read this kick ass review from Mike Usinger from the Georgia Straight?

https://www.straight.com/music/1126261/head-gives-good-rock-opera-dear-father

 

Head gives good rock opera on Dear Father

Dear Father (Wave/Zed Productions)

It’s a band name so simple and yet so brilliant, one has to seriously wonder why no one locked onto it before.

Well aware that everyone loves a good double-entendre, Head thoughtfully included a marketing stroke of genius in its mail-out promo package for Dear Father. In addition to an old-fashioned CD, basic-black T-shirt, thoughtfully composed cover letter, and comprehensive 8-by-11 stapled booklet marked “The story behind the songs”, the group enclosed a tiny sticker reading “I Love Head.”

Who other than the ghost of Andrea Dworkin or someone dating one of the Demodogs from Stranger Things is going to line up on the other side of that fence?

Considering the lengths Head went to for its Dear Father press kit, it’s no great surprise the album shows an admirable attention to detail. The group cites Evanescence, Halestorm, Peter Gabriel, and Nine Inch Nails as major influences, the former two most evident thanks to singer Lyric’s vocal delivery. She wrenches every bit of drama out of “Love Lies” lines like “I am sick, sick as a dog, out of my mind, stomach in knots, I die.”

Her bandmates, meanwhile, create a rich, goth-lite tapestry with tasteful baroque-metal guitar, cascading funeral-swirl keys, and rock-steady drums.

There’s a lot to process on Dear Father, a concept-album sequel to 2016’s Afraid to Sleep. The record continues to trace the story of a character called Alberta, whose alcohol- and drug-fuelled upbringing seemingly crosses lines with that of Lyric—even though real names have been changed.

Head explains the record like this: “Dear Father is the final chapter which unravels the sickness and reveals the hold her abusive father had on her.” In case that mission statement isn’t potent enough, head to Track 4, “The Prayer”, a spoken-word piece that starts with midnight-in-the-forest keys and “Now I lay me down to sleep,” and ends with “And dear God, please don’t let father kill us tonight…amen.”

Get through the considerable trauma (“I crawl through these toxic streets, among survivors/Looking for the quickest fix,” from “Breathe”) and you eventually end up in a place of hope with the final pre-hidden-track instrumental, “The Tail”. The song’s punctuated with comfortably numb guitar solos and black-tower keys.

Given all that Alberta has been through—think a microcosm of the misery in the Downtown Eastside—a happy ending is too much to hope for. But “The Tail” is the kind of meditative number that lets you make movies in your mind.

The beauty of that? You get to write—hopefully like Lyric and Alberta—your own ending.

Thank you Reverbnation

Pretty sic, on Reverbnation, HEAD is #1 locally, #2 in the region and #8 across Canada. 170 on a global scale but when I think about that for a minute and knowing how many bands there are on Reverbnation across the world … I’m okay with that!

Old Records South Korea releases Dear Father

From Old Records Facebook page.

We’re now in South Korea

 

OLD RECORDS
21 hrs · 
[OLD RECORDS 발매 소식]

방금전!!
캐나다 벤쿠버 출신 5인조 혼성 얼터네이티브,아트 록 밴드! 「HEAD」 두 번째 정규앨범 ‘Dear Father’ 국내 음원 스트리밍 사이트에서 공개가 시작되었습니다!

관객 한명 한명에게 속삭이듯 유혹하는듯한 목소리,날카로운 현악기 사운드와 다양함,어두운 베이스의 리듬 그리고 음파를 통해 관중들을 최면같은 상태로 빠지게 하는 아트 록 밴드 HEAD의 ‘Dear Father’ 
9월10일(월) 정오 국내 모든 음원 스트리밍 사이트에서 발매가 시작되었습니다!

많은 성원 부탁드립니다.

「HEAD」 ‘Dear Father’

음악듣기 ⬇️ 
http://music.naver.com/album/index.nhn?albumId=2520453

https://m.app.melon.com/album/music.htm?albumId=10202434

http://m.mnet.com/album/3190578

http://m.soribada.com/album/PA0451027

http://genie.co.kr/4AVVG6

#HEAD#DearFather#얼터네이티브#아트록#캐나다#밴드#9월10일#한국발매#canada#alternative#korea#rock#oldrecords#올드레코드

[OLD RECORDS RELEASE NEWS]

Before the battle!!
A 5-Year-old mixed-up, art rock band from Vancouver, Canada! “head” the second album ‘Dear Father’ has started public on the domestic music streaming site!

One of the audience is like a voice, a sharp voice, a sharp sound of sound, a dark bass, a rhythm of the dark bass, and an art rock band head-ui that makes the crowd fall in the middle of the crowd.
On September 10th (Mon) at noon domestic all the music streaming site has begun to release!

Thank you so much for your support.

「HEAD」 ‘Dear Father’

Listen to music ⬇️
http://music.naver.com/album/index.nhn?albumId=2520453

https://m.app.melon.com/album/music.htm?albumId=10202434

http://m.mnet.com/album/3190578

http://m.soribada.com/album/PA0451027

http://genie.co.kr/4AVVG6

#HEAD#DearFather#얼터네이티브#아트록#캐나다#밴드#9월10일#한국발매#canada#alternative#korea#rock#oldrecords#올드레코드

Just announced

Just in…

Old Records will be distributing Dear Father in

South Korea in September.

https://www.facebook.com/OLDRECORDSROCK/posts/883706318490983

 

This just in from Mike Usinger The Straight

Mike Usinger from The Straight just reviewed HEAD’s new album Dear Father.
A million thanks to him for taking the time to listen and read the story behind the songs.
What a kick ass review.
Mike Usinger Much gratitude.
https://www.straight.com/music/1126261/head-gives-good-rock-opera-dear-father

www.headmusic.ca/listen

#dearfather #head #headmusic #sheldonzaharko #zedproductions #Lyric #Stone #indiemusic #CreativeBC #georgiastraight #mikeusinger

Videos are coming…

Hey HEAD friends.
Our dear buddy Jim Robinson is busy working away on our new live videos. We should have them out pretty soon.
Big news is coming in September for HEAD.
Can’t wait to tell you!
Until then, keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Video shoot

Hey HEAD friends.

We’ll be filming some live video July 14th.  We’ll be releasing videos soon…keep watching the website or find us on twitter, instagram and facebook.

Just got booked for the Railway Club in Vancouver … it’s in November, that’s how far out they are booked.  We will have other shows before that, we’ll keep you posted!