Music — January 15, 2015 11:06 — 0 Comments

Three Songs To The Head vol. 23

Hello and welcome back to Three Songs to the Head where we share three songs that moved us, three songs we love, three songs we can’t get out of our heads! Today, we’re featuring The Corespondents, The Spider Ferns and Theoretics. Enjoy!

–Jake Uitti


The Corespondents are one of my favorite bands in Seattle. How they syncopate their instruments – how they even write these sorts of songs – is way beyond me. But, lucky for all of us, they are coming out with a new record – titled, in typical Corespondents fashion: lolcats. There’s always a wry sense of humor associated with these fellas, there would have to be, I imagine, to cut the supreme edge all their songs are built on. The band is having their record release show Jan. 22 at The Sunset with Diminished Men and Ben VonWildenhaus. Check out their latest single here, it’s hecka dope!

If you were in space, working on a giant satellite, fusing gears, welding sheets of metal, the giant black expanse of the universe before your eyes, stars dotting the void like diamonds on steroids, you’d want The Spider Ferns in your ears, bumping their skeleton-bone rhythms and piercing-lipstick vocals. It would remind you of fast cars, sharp women and the sort of earth worth coming home to. There’s humor, love and experience in their songs. Just check out “The Sun Has Gone Down For You.”

The Theoretics are one of the hardest working bands in Seattle. Lately, they’ve been putting out a song a month – all of them high quality. This latest, “Exit Signs (ft. Maiah Manser)” is no different. It’s always fun to hear how a new vocalist treats an instrumental beat from the Theoretics, whether it’s the beautiful-voiced fluttering Manser or the pointed rapper, Grynch. Keep up with the band’s latest here:


Jake Uitti is a founding editor of The Monarch Review.

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