I’m not overly familiar with All Pigs Must Die, so I won’t pretend to know, but if I were you I’d be super excited about Narrows heading your way if you live in any of the places on the below list. Fronted by ex-Botch frontman Dave Verellen, and including ex-These Arms Are Snakes guitarist Ryan Frederiksen, they’re a slice of what intelligent, mature hardcore should be; not your brodowns and chugging. Last time I saw them the venue’s and then their equipment fucked up massively, but they played on regardless, mostly with drums and Verellen shouting at the top of his lungs with the crowd joining in. It was magical, I assure you, and they’re consumate professionals.

Dates are as follows:

3/9 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
3/10 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
3/11 Washington, DC @ DC9
3/12 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
3/13 Atlanta, GA @ 529
3/15 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/17 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada (Bro Fest)
3/19 Fayetteville, AR @ Dickson Theater
3/20 St. Louis, MO, @ Cicero’s
3/21 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

As you can see, they’re both leading up to and in the wake of SXSW, which once again we will be missing because this isn’t our real job and we can neither finance nor get the time off to get there. Weep for us, children.

Narrows are also working on their follow up to last year’s split with Heiress, and their 2009 album New Distances, and because no-one but me around here cares about them (fools!) I missed the slice of new music called ‘Absolute Betrayer‘ they released last week – so here you go!

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/31149006″]

Painted, the artwork for which is above, is due to be released some time in the new year on Deathwish. Get excite.

– CG


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