2008 – present (10 years)
Long Island City, Queens, New York, New York, United States
There are multiple projects by this name:
1) The Narrative is an indie,rock pop band from Long Island, New York, US formed in 2008. The band currently consists of Suzie Zeldin (vocals/keys) and Jesse Gabriel (vocals/guitar). The band has released one studio albums so far: The Narrative (2010) and 2 EPs: Just Say Yes (2008), B-Sides and Seasides (2012). The band released their new single "Chasing a Feeling" in 2014, and Jesse released a solo record titled Here, Sit, Stay. In 2016, The Narrative released two new songs, "Moving Out" and "Toe the Line". The Narrative is about to release their seconds studio album titled Golden Silence on December 02, 2016.
The band first got together after Suzie Zeldin answered a Craigslist ad put up by Jesse Gabriel in 2006. They soon found out that they were studying in the same school. After the answer of Suzie the two collaborated on music, first forming the short lived project January Window spent the next couple of years (2006–2007) in Suzie's cramped Upper West Side apartment crafting songs for their first EP.
The Narrative recorded a 6 song EP with producer Bryan Russell titled Just Say Yes The album was self released in August 30, 2008. Since then, the band has made two feature promotions, having the EP on the front page on Myspace Canada, has had placements on MTV Shows from 2010 to 2012, MTV "Real World: Brooklyn" and "Real World: Cancun", Jersey Shore, MTV2, MTV's Canada Peak Season, VH-1, Nickelodeon's serie's Gigantic, TeenNick, National Geographic and Starz, a very positive unsigned showcase on Absolutepunk.net, Friends or Enemies Unsigned VIP Band and named in the AbsolutePunk Top 100.
Zeldin and Gabriel was helped by Charles Seich, and Ari Sadowitz on bass recording their first full length album The Narrative with Bryan Russell in 2009, which was scheduled for a Summer 2010, self released in July 27. The album was featured in the front page of MySpace U.S and PureVolume.com.
In April 2, 2012 Zeldin & Gabriel released their b-side compilation album B-Sides and Seasides, containing acoustic versions of the album The Narrative and Just Say Yes, featuring a new song "Hallelujah", "Make It Right". This songs are produced for the tour EP "Kickstarter" supporting the band 2011 Spring Tour, where the sale earned about $8,500. Some acoustics songs are released too in the Tour EP "Nothing Without You". Besides, the EP have covers of Radiohead, "Karma Police" and Brand New, "Tautou"
The band currently are working the second full-length to be released in 2016.
Jesse Gabriel (Guitar and Vocals)
Suzie Zeldin (Keys and Vocals)
The Narrative - Self Titled on VINYL
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Release Date: 10/25
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2) The Narrative is a podcast focusing on Middle-Eastern current events and political analysis. Host Ali Kourani promotes real Middle Eastern voices typically absent from the media, with fresh perspectives and in-depth analyses of the ongoing conflicts, from the Middle East, to the whole world.
You can support the podcast by following it on twitter @TheNarrativePod, and by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/thenarrative.
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