Music — January 22, 2016 12:28 — 0 Comments

Three Songs To The Head vol. 38

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 COHO, Mind Vice and Eugenie Jones. Enjoy!


We’ve written about COHO back in their early, early days. Since then, they’ve shortened their name, gained some experience in town and now they’re participating in something charitable: the Seattle University-born band released two songs for sale, the proceeds of which, the band says, will all go to Mary’s Place, a home for women and children in need. Way to go, COHO! Both songs the band released are good, but for the purposes of this, I’d like to focus on the uber slowed, stripped down version of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” a pop hit made famous by Whitney Houston. Here, COHO finds the melancholy in the song and plays that forward on a weeping piano.

Mind Vice has a new record slated for March. The lead single, “Blues Motor Wolf,” is a Guns ‘N Roses screeching big rock song where lead singer, Walter O’Toole, displays his banshee-like pipes . The band’s song, “Consumer Nation,” released in 2015, displays O’Toole’s vocal range over the band’s versatile stylings that move, oddly enough, from jazz-inspired sounds to meal.

Eugenie Jones makes the kind of music you want to stumble on when you’re driving home from a long weekend, rain hitting the windshield, your body and soul tired. You turn the dial and there is that voice and brushes swishing against the snare drum. It’s comforting and edged all at the same time.


Jake Uitti is a founding editor of The Monarch Review.

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